India is in severe grip of the deadly Coronavirus outbreak. 11,000 plus citizens are infected with the virus with the death toll hovering around 400 mark figure. The Indian Government took several measures to stop the further transmission of this virus with nationwide lockdown being the major one. Indian Corporate groups have pledged their support to the Indian Government in the fightback against the virus that originated from Wuhan province, China. Hero MotoCorp, one of the biggest two-wheeler manufacturers announced a donation of 60 first-responder mobile ambulances across India. The mobile ambulances will be donated to the various Indian authorities in their COVID-19 work.
In a press statement that was just released, mobile ambulances will be useful for reaching out to patients in rural and remote areas and comfortably moving them to the nearest hospitals. The ambulances are custom-built as an accessory to be fitted onto Hero motorcycles, with an engine capacity of 150cc and above. The accessories coming with the ambulance include a stretcher with oxygen cylinder, first-aid kit, fire extinguisher and a siren as per the company.
These mobile ambulances will be handed over to authorities in multiple regions across the country. The Indian motorcycle maker is committing a fund of Rs 100 crore for the ongoing COVID-19 relief-efforts. Amount of Rs 50 crore is being contributed to the PM-Cares Fund and the remaining Rs 50 crore is pledged for other relief efforts in India.
The BML Munjal University - run by the Hero Group at Dharuhera in Haryana has pledged 2000-bed hostel for usage as isolation & treatment ward by the local health department in the state. Hero MotoCorp is distributing more than 15,000 meals to daily wage-workers, stranded labourers and homeless families in several areas of Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat every day.