MG Hector Converted into Ambulance to Fight COVID-19 in India

  • Published On: 17 May 2021
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MG Hector has been equipped with modern life-saving system for Nagpur and Vidarbha region

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Highlights

  • MG Hector Ambulances are custom-built at its Halol plant
  • MG has committed to deliver 100 units of Hector Ambulance
  • MG Motor is also working on the production of oxygen

MG Motor India has converted 8 units of Hector SUV into ambulance and delivered them to the Nagpur local authorities. The British brand has committed to deploy 100 MG Hector Ambulances in Nagpur to serve COVID-19 affected people. Hon'ble Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises - Government of India, spoke to Mr. Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India. Hence, MG Hector has been equipped with a modern life-saving system for Nagpur and Vidarbha region.


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Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rajeev Chaba, President and MD, MG Motor India, said, “We are extremely proud that the minister has called for our support at this critical time. We have immediately deposited 8 of the 100 requested Hector Ambulance units.” Earlier in March too, MG Motor India had donated five units of retrofitted Hector Ambulance to Nagpur’s Nangia Specialty Hospital while serving exclusively the COVID-19 patients living in Nagpur. MG Hector Ambulances are custom-built by the company engineers at its Halol plant. They come equipped with a medicine cabinet with a five-parameter monitor, an auto-loading stretcher, ventilator, an oxygen supply system, an alternate power backup (inverter) with additional sockets, a siren, a lightbar, and a fire extinguisher.


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Under its community service umbrella MG Sewa, the carmaker is doing various initiatives in these challenging times. MG Hector Ambulances are continuing to serve doctors and medical staff during their service to the nation. In April 2021, it also joined hands with Devnandan Gases Pvt. Ltd. in Gujarat and has supported in increasing the production of oxygen by 15 percent per hour at one of the latter's plants in Vadodara within a week of the partnership and further aims to increase it by 50 percent soon. Recently, it has been learnt that the production of medical oxygen has increased by 31 percent; in less than a month of joining hands, surpassing the set target of production capacity increase of 25 percent.


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Author: Mayank Gupta

A mechanical engineering dropout by choice, Mayank has been in the auto journalism biz for the past 8 years. He is currently working as an Associate Editor at Droom Discovery and covering each and every aspect of the auto industry. He has worked with a plethora of renowned Auto brands in his illustrious career so far. Being a student of English Literature, his mantras of success are the Never-Say-Never attitude and self-confidence. Mayank likes to travel, read books and listen to music during his free time. more

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