Coronavirus impact: Employees of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India contribute a day's salary to fund ventilators and PPE kits
The employees of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India have contributed a day's salary and raised over Rs 1.2 crore to help fight the Coronavirus pandemic. The amount will be used to fund 15 full-featured ventilators, 15 monitors and 3750 PPE kits for Covid-19 hospitals in Mumbai, Pune and Aurangabad. The company had already contributed Rs 1 crore to the cause and distributed 21 tons of dry ration to needy families in Khed and Bhosari villages. The company also provided additional essential medicines worth Rs 22.34 lakh to Sassoon General Hospital.
The company's facility in Chakan and Aurangabad produced reusable face shields and has provided 12000 units of these face shields hospitals and healthcare providers in Aurangabad, Beed, Latur and Pune. The company has joined hands with global experts to manufacture continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices, automatic AMBU Bags, intubation boxes and retrofitted filtered oxygen masks to help healthcare providers treating Covid-19 patients.
The company had already pledged financial support for setting up an 1100-bed dedicated COVID-19 facility at Sassoon General Hospital in Pune. The company also donated over 35,000 sanitizers to hospitals in Pune, Aurangabad and Mumbai, and distributed over 50,000 food packets in the Aurangabad region.
The brand has been advocating ideals of Safe Distancing, Home-Isolation and tips on safe keep of vehicles during the lockdown for its wide customer base. The company also rolled out sanitisation drives for emergency vehicles in various parts of the country and have extended service support for emergency personals.