Covid-19 support: Škoda Auto Volkswagen India commits Rs one crore

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 02 Apr 2020

Skoda Auto Volkswagen India (SAVWIPL) has pledged a financial aid of Rs one crore towards setting up a dedicated 1100 bed Covid -19 facility with Sassoon General Hospital in Pune.

The contribution is made towards essential medical consumables and critical care equipment for the medical team and patients fighting Covid-19.

In addition, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India will donate over 35,000 sanitisers to hospitals in Pune, Aurangabad and Mumbai and distribute over 50,000 food packets in the Aurangabad region. The company is also producing reusable face shields within the Chakan factory which will distributed amongst healthcare providers treating Covid-19 patients.

The face masks produced by SAVWIPL has been certified by the team comprising of Dr Ajay Chandanwale, dean of Sassoon General Hospital for Indoor and outdoor use. It will be used in ICU while doing procedures and for Covid -19 OPD consultation. The transparent sheet that forms the shield, can be sanitized after 6-8 hours before reuse. Designed to prevent fogging while being light weight, it will allow healthcare personnel to communicate freely along with being movement friendly.

The company is also looking at utilising its global supply chain capabilities to organise essential medical supplies that India needs to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.