Auto Makers Lend A Helping Hand During COVID-19
The Auto Industry has opened some of their purses to donate in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Leading car manufacturers in India have announced several measures to battle the coronavirus outbreak.
Mercedes-Benz India announced that it will help set up a temporary hospital in Pune. It will have necessary medical facilities and 1500-bed isolation wards for Coronavirus patients.
The company has also announced that all of its employees will voluntarily donate one day’s salary to the Maharashtra’s Chief Minister’s Fund.
The medical equipment will later go as a donation to the Civil Hospital of Khed and the assets from isolation wards will be donated to tribal youth hostels.
Another leading car manufacturer, Skoda Auto and Volkswagen India has also announced support in setting up a COVID-19 facility with 1,100 beds at the Sassoon General Hospital in Pune.
The company (SAVWIPL) will donate Rs 1 crore for the facility. Additionally, the group will be giving 35,000 sanitizers to hospitals in Pune, Aurangabad and Mumbai and 50,000 food packets in the Aurangabad region with help from the Annapurna foundation. The healthcare team fighting at the frontline will be given reusable face shields.