Goa, August 20, 2020:

To combat the COVID-19 pandemic and provide quality care to the impacted individuals, the Health Ministry of Goa has been working meticulously to ramp up the healthcare infrastructure in the State. To this end, three dedicated COVID-19 hospitals have been set up to date. Building the right machinery to enable speedy recovery of the patients, the Ministry has roped in leading professional in the cleaning and food services space, to offer the right care and nutrition.

Sodexo has been roped in as the food services partner to take care of the Nutrition and Dietary needs of the COVID-impacted patients. According, Sodexo with its team of 200+ professionals will be responsible for providing therapeutic dietary services at these 800-bedded facilities, namely ESIC COVID-19 hospital, Margao; Sub-District Hospital, Ponda and any other COVID hospitals in the city till such time that the pandemic is under control. 

We are taking all necessary measures to prepare the state in fighting the virus and its spread. To cater to the rising number of cases, dedicated COVID hospitals have been set up and appropriate international, professional agencies and service partners have been roped in to ensure quality services for health & well-being of the Goan residents. I’m thankful to Hon’ble CM Dr. Pramod Sawant and the Council of Ministers for supporting the endeavour to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure of the state with state-of-the-art facilities amid this crucial health crisis

says, Shri Vishwajit Rane, Hon’ble Health Minister of Goa.

Speaking about the development, Sambit Sahu – Segment Director, Sodexo Healthcare, India said,

We have a wealth of expertise in clinical nutrition and we will harness our experience to deliver pre-packed, nutritious meals to the patients and the medical team. Food will be delivered from Sodexo’s HSE approved kitchen, with a pre-approved menu developed by our team of dieticians to match the therapeutic dietary needs of COVID-impacted patients, thus focusing on immunity-building.

Since the start of the pandemic, Sodexo have been at the frontline, serving COVID-19 positive patients across the globe, with active presence in the UK, Spain, Canada, USA and Belgium. The Company therefore has first-hand knowledge to effectively plan, resource and rapidly mobilize COVID Care Centres, COVID Dedicated Health Centres and Dedicated COVID Hospitals in India as well. Sodexo’s current Quarantine Services include Environmental Cleaning Services (Infection Control); Food Services, Cleaning Services and staff support as General Duty Assistants. To know more about our post-Covid healthcare solutions, visit https://in.sodexo.com/services/reopen-and-rise-with-sodexo.html

Sodexo has been operating in Goa since March 2019. Under the expert supervision and guidance of the Hon’ble Health Minister, Sodexo has been able to successfully transform the food services at Goa Medical College & Hospital, enabling speedy recovery of patients by delivering safe, hygienic and nutritious meal services to over 300 doctors, 700+ staff, 1200+ medical students and over 2000 visitors every day, with its state-of-the-art central kitchen and four retail outlets. 

About Sodexo

Sodexo Group
Founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 67 countries, Sodexo serves 100 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits & Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over more than 50 years of experience: from foodservices, reception, maintenance and cleaning, to facilities and equipment management; from services and programs fostering employees’ engagement to solutions that simplify and optimize their mobility and expenses management, to in-home assistance, child care centers and concierge services. Sodexo’s success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 470,000 employees throughout the world. Sodexo is included in the CAC Next 20, ESG 80, FTSE 4 Good and DJSI indices.

Sodexo India On-site Services is a leading service provider of food and facilities management solutions that impact the Quality of Life of clients and its employees. With 100+ service offerings, a robust QHSE framework and a sustainable business model, we are touching the lives of over a million consumers daily in the Auto & Ancillary, Pharmaceutical & FMCG, IT & ITES, Industrial & Infrastructure and Diversified business segments; Oil & Gas; Healthcare and Schools & Universities. In 2019, Sodexo On-site Services has delivered food and facilities management solutions across 1100 sites for 450+ clients with its network of 46,000 employees, spread across 8 Regional offices and a Corporate office in Mumbai. 

Sodexo Healthcare in India

Sodexo provides Facility Management solutions to hundreds of Government and Private Hospitals, Medical Colleges, PHCs, CHCs, Pharmaceutical facilities, Education facilities, Mining & Offshore facilities and Corporate workplaces across India. In the Healthcare sector alone, Sodexo delivers services / provides facilities to 450+ sites, 52,000+ medical equipments, serves 65,000+ meals and manages 35,000+ linen across 9 Lakh+ square meters of facility everyday. Sodexo also provides Food Services at most of these healthcare facilities for patients, students, doctors, nurses, staff and visitors.

Key figures (as of 31 August 2019) 

  • 22 billion euro in consolidated revenues 
  • 470,000 employees 
  • 19th largest employer worldwide
  • 67 countries 
  • 100 million consumers served daily 
  • 9.5 billion euro market capitalization (as of 6 July 2020)
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