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Part of Mahindra’s ongoing endeavours to assist and strengthen healthcare infrastructure to serve COVID-19 patients in multiple locations across the country
Hyderabad, September 6, 2021: As part of its wide-ranging, empathetic response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Mahindra Group is donating three oxygen plants and twelve ambulances to various Government and public charitable hospitals in Telangana. The event was flagged off at St. Theresa by K. T. Rama Rao, Minister of IT, Industries, Municipal Administration and Urban Development, Telangana, in the presence of C. P Gurnani, Board Member, Mahindra and Mahindra and MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra.
During the COVID-19 crisis, the Mahindra Group has supported the Government of Telangana by providing emergency cab services for vaccinating the elderly and transporting oxygen cylinders as a part of its Oxygen on Wheels initiative. The Group has also provided face shields, ration kits, cooked meals, face masks, PPE Kits, aerosol boxes and medical equipment for hospitals.
Tech Mahindra Foundation has supported the installation of a 500 LPM oxygen plant at St. Theresa Hospital, a 200-bed hospital in Hyderabad set up for marginalised communities. In addition, Mahindra & Mahindra has installed a 1000 LPM oxygen plant in Mahabubnagar district and a 500 LPM Oxygen Plant in the industrial town of Zaheerabad.
Honourable K. T. Rama Rao, Minister of IT, Industries, Municipal Administration and Urban Development, Telangana, said, “What this pandemic has shown us is the importance of healthcare and the need for collective action. Mahindra Group has been working proactively and efficiently with the Telangana government to support our fight against COVID-19. The installation of oxygen plants and the ambulances will help charitable hospitals provide emergency medical services to impoverished and marginalised communities.”
CP Gurnani, Board Member, Mahindra and Mahindra and MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra, said, “The pandemic has emphasized the need to build an emergency healthcare infrastructure. This will require coming together of industries, government and citizens in our fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic. I feel honored to be a part of this initiative and strongly believe that by strengthening our healthcare infrastructure and by supporting each other to stay safe, we can address the challenges posed by this pandemic and chart the growth path ahead for all.”
Reiterating Mahindra’s commitment to help India fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Ruzbeh Irani, President - Group Human Resources and Communications, said: “The pandemic has accentuated the need for healthcare and we have taken proactive, impactful steps to make healthcare available to our associates and beyond. Towards this end, we have partnered with governments to scale up medical infrastructure by providing oxygen plants, oxygen concentrators, ambulances and setting up temporary COVID-19 care centres.”
In addition to installing 23 oxygen plants and donating 90 ambulances across 19 states, the Mahindra Group has committed substantial funds across India. The Group has been supporting the government’s relief efforts, re-engineering production lines and facilities to manufacture face shields, face masks and aerosol boxes, and providing ICU beds, emergency cab services, quarantine centres, oxygen-on-demand, monetary support and dry rations for the underprivileged.
Founded in 1945, the Mahindra Group is one of the largest and most admired multinational federation of companies with 260,000 employees in over 100 countries. It enjoys a leadership positionin farm equipment, utility vehicles, information technology and financial services in India and is the world’s largest tractor company by volume. It has a strong presence in renewable energy, agriculture, logistics, hospitality and real estate.
The Mahindra Group has a clear focus on leading ESG globally, enabling rural prosperity and enhancing urban living, with a goal to drive positive change in the lives of communities and stakeholders to enable them to Rise.