Hero MotoCorp donates custom-built two-wheeler ambulances to fight Covid-19 pandemic

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 15 Apr 2020


Two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp continues to do it bit for the country in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The company has announced it will donate 60 first-responder mobile ambulances to the authorities.

The company says these utilitarian mobile ambulances will be useful for reaching out to patients in rural and remote areas and comfortably moving them to the nearest hospitals.

The ambulances have been custom-built as an accessory to be fitted on Hero MotoCorp motorcycles, with an engine capacity of 150cc and above. In terms of patient support, the ambulances are equipped with sleeping arrangement with essential medical equipment such as a first-aid kit, oxygen cylinder, fire extinguisher and siren. The mobile ambulances will be handed over to authorities in multiple regions across India.

This initiative follows the Rs 100 crore contribution made by Hero MotoCorp, as aid for the ongoing Covid-19 relief-efforts in India. While Rs 50 crore is been given to the PM-Cares Fund, the balance Rs 50 crore has gone towards other relief efforts. The BML Munjal University-run by the Hero Group at Dharuhera in Haryana has offered its 2,000-bed hostel for use as an isolation and treatment ward by the local health department. The OEM is also distributing more than 15,000 meals to daily wage-workers, stranded labourers and homeless families in several areas of   Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.

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