COVID19 impact: MG Motor India begins vaccination program for employees
Joining a long list of other firms to have taken on this responsibility, MG Motor India has begun vaccinating its workforce. The program has been rolled out across its Halol manufacturing plant and its corporate offices in Gurgaon along with its regional offices.
The vaccination program is voluntary for employees and is being conducted with local medical authorities. The initiative is part of the firm's MG Sewa philanthropic arm. Among its other activities, MG Sewa has started supporting the education of girl students among economically weaker communities in Vadodara, Halol, and Gurgaon. The outfit also works towards skill development of women, youth education and supports healthcare workers.
MG Motor India has also joined hands with Devnandan Gases in Gujarat. The association has helped increase oxygen production by 15 per cent per hour at one of Devnandan's plants in Vadodara within a week. MG aims this to 50 per cent soon. It is also providing lunch to families of patients at GMERS Hospital. MG's Hector ambulances that were pressed into service last year continue to serve doctors and medical staff. The carmaker is also importing oxygen concentrators for the affected family members of its employees.
In other news, MG Motor India sold 2,565 units but its production and dealer dispatches were significantly higher to make up for the three-month waiting period across model lines. The company has no stack left at its plant and while it doesn't expect demand to drop as a result of this pandemic, supply chain constraints are expected to continue. The company also expects production to be affected by the semiconductor shortage and by the lockdowns being imposed to tackle COVID19.
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