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BMW India has announced a donation of Rs 8 Crores to fight the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Besides the earlier commitment of Rs 3 Crores, the company has announced an additional contribution of Rs 5 Crores towards the COVID-19 pandemic. The relief activities and medical services will focus in Gurugram (Delhi NCR) and Chengalpattu (Tamil Nadu). The German luxury brand has imported 150 oxygen concentrators and they will be utilised by an oxygen bank in Gurugram (Delhi NCR) operated by GiveIndia, a non-governmental organisation.
Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “As a responsible corporate citizen, BMW Group India stands together with the nation in this hour of need. Our deep and long-standing values have always motivated us to extend a firm hand of support to the society in times of crisis. We are fully committed to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and flattening the curve since its onset. BMW Group India is also actively involved in critical and immediate relief initiatives such as import of oxygen concentrators that will play a crucial role in saving lives.” The brand has tied-up with leading hospitals for vaccination of associates and their families at the BMW Group Training Centre in Gurugram (Delhi NCR) and BMW Group Plant Chennai in Chengalpattu (Tamil Nadu).
BMW India Foundation has created an Isolation Ward and PCR Lab at Chengalpattu Government Hospital with further commitment to provide RT-PCR lab equipment and microbial detection systems to expand COVID-19 testing. The Foundation has worked closely with Gurugram District Health Administration for sample collection and vaccination programs by providing Mobile Vans and Rapid Antigen Kits. Critical care equipment has been provided to Gurugram Civil Hospital and an Isolation Ward has been created for the police department at Manesar. In both Gurugram (Delhi NCR) and Chennai (Tamil Nadu), frontline health workers and patients have been supported with PPE Kits, face shields and masks. The Foundation has also distributed meals and ration kits to the underprivileged.