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Fujifilm India helps healthcare warriors harness the power of instant photography

News Release

September 1, 2020

1 September, 2020, Delhi:Fujifilm India Private Limited, a pioneer in imaging and healthcare technologies, in line with its‘Don’t Just Take, Give’motto has pledged to spread positivity and joy in these unforeseen times with its new campaign ‘Connecting Hearts’, a CSR initiative to help improve the disconnect between patients and doctors. To reduce anxiousness among patients and help them combat COVID with congeniality and affection, Fujifilm has introduced a unique patient-focused program by sharing instax cameras and films at hospitals to spread smiles across doctors and nurses working on the frontline during these times.

The digital film titled ‘Connecting Hearts’ dives into how the healthcare heroes treating COVID-19 patients are required to wear a significant amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) to safeguard themselves from the threat of the disease. The film conceptualized in association withm/SIX India,highlights that in many cases, doctors and nurses treating patients have to obscure everything but their eyes, which in turn results in not being able to form a proper connection with their patients. The video iterates how healthcare professionals all over have been trying to find ways to connect better with patients in order to lessen the anxiety and stress induced by the disease.

With Fujifilm stepping up in providing instax cameras and films, this initiative lets the doctors use the simplicity and accessibility of instax instant photography to help easily distinguish themselves on their PPE. With Instant cameras, doctors or nurses can now effortlessly take a photograph and quickly attach a credit card-sized instant photo print of themselves to their medical gowns.

Commenting on this,Mr. Haruto Iwata, Managing Director, Fujifilm India Pvt. Ltd. , In line with our initiative to spread joy with our Instax range of cameras, this program is our subtle way of releasing stress in these unprecedented times. While photography may not be able to help in curing patients or protect healthcare staff, at Fujifilm, we believe it may actually cultivate a closer engagement between doctors and nurses and the patients they are treating. With this, we can share friendly faces of our health warriors from behind their PPE and remind them that there is a human on the other side of the gown, gloves, goggles and N95 mask."

Adding to thisMr. Tribhuwan Joshi, Lead Brand Communication, Public Relations & CSR Connecting Hearts’we wish to pay our salute to the healthcare professionals all over India fighting the battle at the frontlines to minimize the growing nervousness for COVID-19. With our initiative quickly revealing the happy and comforting face behind the PPE, healthcare staff and patients have noticed a sense of calmness, relaxation & empathy in the most challenging of circumstances that these patients are currently facing. With this we aim to take our motto, ‘Never Stop, believing in Smiles’ forward and spread a ray of positivity and hope among the people combatting each day with the unparalleled disease."

Saket Sinha, Senior Vice President and Head of m/SIX India said, The last few months have been very challenging and overwhelming for every individual globally. We are all coping with the ‘new normal’ and adapting to a ‘masked’ life together. We had the opportunity to work with Fujifilm India and as part of this collaboration our teams reached out to multi-specialty hospitals across Delhi & Bangalore and connected with the health workers. Our team along with Fujifilm did a stellar job in capturing the happy faces of the health workers just to put a smile on their faces when they needed it the most. Amongst us all, they are the ones who are fighting at the frontlines to save people’s lives. The m/SIX content plus team and Fujifilm with this small video, shed light on our warriors through this great initiative and proved that humanity can still be alive while facing a pandemic.”

The instax products offered so far have been prioritized to healthcare teams working in intensive care units and care on the Coronavirus frontline. Till date, approximately 20 instax cameras 400 instax prints have been shared with hospitals in Delhi Bangaloreand there are plans on extending this number further. Fortis, Vasant Kunj, Hindu Rao hospital, Sarvodaya Hospital, Faridabad and Maharaja Agrasen hospital are some on the hospitals in Delhi and Medirad diagnostic, Whitefield, Chinmaya mission hospital, St. Martha's hospital are some of the hospitals in Bangalore where Instax cameras and prints have been contributed, among other reputed hospitals.

With this film, Fujifilm aims to spread positivity across fearful & negatively filtered digital mediums, and spread optimism with campaign. Click here to check out the happy and joyful video, and pay a salute to the healthcare warriors.

Below is list of the Hospital, Fujifilm is sharing Joy with:

S.No.

Delhi

S.No

Bangalore

1

Sarvodaya Hospital, Faridabad

1

Medirad diagnostic, Whitefield

2

Yashoda Hospital, Kaushambi<

2

Chinmaya mission hospital

3

IBS Hospital

3

St. Martha's hospital

4

Hindu Rao hospital

4

Bhagwan Mahavir Jain hospital, Vasanth nagar

5

Maharaj Agrasen hospital

6

Fortis, Vasant Kunj

About Fujifilm India Private Ltd

Fujifilm established in 1934 has believed in Innovation and creation of new values through leading edge and proprietary technologies. FUJIFILM India as a firm believer in innovation continues to work hard to provide the Indian consumer the best products and services.

Our corporate slogan is “Value from Innovation.”

Along with expressing Fujifilm's commitment to continuously creating innovative technologies, products and services that empower the potential and expand the horizons of tomorrow's businesses and lifestyles, the slogan also encapsulates the company's desire to combine our own original technology with human resources, expertise and technology from around the world both internally and externally to create innovation. A new brand statement has also been created to articulate these commitments more specifically, and the slogan encapsulates the main points of the brand statement.

Our Goal is to be a company that is able to resolve a diverse variety of the problems that face society, contribute to the world through the continuous creation of value – added products and services, and achieve sustainable growth through constant innovation. That was the commitment we made to the world when we launched our new corporate slogan “Value from Innovation”. We quickly ascertain customer needs, and communicate these clearly and accurately to those involved in product development. Instant camera – instax is successful example of this in Photo Imaging business, which was developed after accurately assessing market demands and with all related business divisions working together throughout the entire process from production to sales on a worldwide scale.

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