The donation by MG Motor India will be used to provide health and sanitation protection equipment to the underprivileged sections, frontline health workers, medical staff and police departments
Diversity and inclusion, creating meaningful experiences, and innovation, are the three value pillars that MG Motor India believes in as a brand.
However, the fourth, most vital value system that binds them together, is serving its ‘community’. Now more than ever, when the power of community is defining our future, MG has directed its commitment and has announced that it will contribute Rs 2 crore to the government hospitals and health institutions providing medical assistance in Gurugram (Haryana), its corporate headquarters and Halol (Gujarat), its manufacturing facility.
While the company will donate one crore, the other half will be given by the employees.
The donation will be used to provide health and sanitation protection equipment to the underprivileged section, frontline health workers, medical staff, police departments and other institutions providing medical assistance, in Gurugram and Halol.
“In this hour of crisis, we stand with the Government of India to fight and overcome the spread of the pandemic of COVID-19. We understand that in this effort, the Government of India would need huge resources,” the automobile manufacturer said in a statement.
MG Motor’s President and Managing Director Rajiv Chaba has committed his one month’s salary for the cause. Meanwhile, the company has also donated a Demand Draft of Rs 14.7 lakh each to the Commissioner of Police (CP) Vadodara City and Superintendent of Police (SP) Vadodara Rural for the welfare of police personnel and the local community.
Apart from financial assistance, the company is also working on-ground to help the needy.
In the last couple of days, it has distributed 12,000 food plates under their ‘Let’s feed together’ initiative in Delhi. Meanwhile, 85 kits of essential food items have been distributed to the needy in Waghodia (Vadodara) and Manipura (Karnataka).
Likewise, more than 350 health and hygiene kits were distributed in Panchmahal, Gujarat.
Developing Low-Cost Ventilators
Keeping in mind the shortage of ventilators in hospitals and rising coronavirus cases across India, MGI has approached three medical device makers to introduce a low-cost ventilator at its Halol facility.
While it is working to develop its own prototype, the company has also launched a challenge, inviting people to design a cheap ventilator. Named the Affordable Ventilator Challenge, it will be open until 20 April and the winner will receive a grant of Rs 10 lakh.
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Edited by Gayatri Mishra