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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
Bhopal, August 5, 2021: As part of its wide-ranging, empathetic response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Mahindra Group donated ten ambulances to the Directorate of Health Services of the Government of Madhya Pradesh. The ambulances are aimed to support government hospitals in Bhopal district. The ambulances were flagged off by Hon’ble CM of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan in the presence of the State Health Minister Mr. Prabhuram Chaudhari, Additional Chief Secretary Mr. Mohammed Suleman and Secretary & Health Commissioner Mr. Akash Tripathi.
The Mahindra Group has been supporting the Government of Madhya Pradesh in the fight against COVID-19. Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services Ltd. had earlier donated 10 ambulances to support the government hospitals in Sheopur and Morena districts of MP. Tech Mahindra has also reached out to over 5,000 beneficiaries through provision of ration kits.
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.”
The Mahindra Group is in the process of donating 86 ambulances across 19 states and has committed substantial funds across the country. The Group’s efforts cover a wide spectrum, including raising funds, sustaining 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.
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