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TVS Motor pledges Rs 40 crore to support fight against Covid-19

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on May 08, 2021

Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Motor Company

The funds will be used to provide oxygen concentrators, PPE kits, medicines and medical equipment across the country

TVS Motor Company, along with Sundaram Clayton and its group companies, has committed Rs 40 crore as part of an integrated approach to support nationwide efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19.

The funds will be utilised to provide lifesaving supplies such as oxygen concentrators, PPE Kits, medicines and medical equipment across the country. This initiative is being undertaken by Srinivasan Services Trust (SST), the social arm of TVS Motor Company and Sundaram-Clayton Ltd, according to a statement.

The company will supply 2,000 oxygen concentrators to hospitals and health centres and over 20,000 food packets per day for essential services workers in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Himachal Pradesh.

This will be supported by distributing over a million face masks, thousands of oximeters and PPE kits, hand sanitisers and essential medicines to more than 500 government health centres and hospitals in these states. Additionally, the company will continue to facilitate all possible assistance to Covid-19 care centres in rural areas across the country, it said.

“We are experiencing an unprecedented crisis due to the deadly second wave of the Covid-19 outbreak in our country. This situation demands that we unify our efforts towards mitigating the severe impact of the pandemic. We are working with the Government to provide assistance to various health centres in rural India and create easy medical accessibility at the grassroots,” said Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Motor Company.

TVS Motor Company is also working closely with two hospitals in Chennai: Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital and Stanley Medical College Hospital, to support them with supplies and aid their effort in treating Covid-19 patients.

The company is working with local authorities and has dedicated two ambulances for villages near the TVS Motor Company factories in Hosur and Mysore. These ambulances are equipped with essential medical facilities for the immediate treatment of patients with mild Covid-19 symptoms.

The company has vaccinated all employees above 45 years and as a next step, it will ramp up efforts to extend the vaccination drive for everyone above the age of 18.

Last year, TVS Motor had announced a contribution of Rs 60 crore towards relief efforts across various states during the first wave of Covid-19.

Published on May 08, 2021

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