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Bosch India has announced that it has immediately donated Rs 5 Crore to the PM CARES FUND, and has pledged an additional Rs 45 Crore towards community welfare initiatives, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lock down in the country.
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, the company has started several welfare initiatives to help the underprivileged. Bosch India has been supplying meals from it kitchen at its Bidadi facility.
The meals are being supplied via the Art of Living Foundation to roughly 4,000 migrant workers and to other individuals in need, on a daily basis. Bosch India has already extended support to roughly 1,500 families by supplying daily provisions and necessities during the nationwide lock down.
Mr Soumitra Bhattacharya, the President of the Bosch Group in India, and the Managing Director at Bosch Limited, said, "Bosch has always been a socially responsible and value driven organization that emphasizes and works towards the needs of the communities and neighborhoods around its areas of operation."
"It is indeed a tough time for the nation. In-line with the Prime Minister Modi's call for action, we humbly pledge to extend our support and cooperate with Government as we collaboratively fight against this global crisis," he added.
In Bosch related news, the German tech-giant announced its new, fully automated rapid test for Covid-19. Called the Bosch Vivalytic analyzer, it helps medical facilities such as doctors' offices, hospitals, laboratories, and health centers make fast diagnoses.
Bosch Healthcare Solutions has collaborated with the Northern Irish medical technology company Randox Laboratories Ltd. to develop a rapid molecular diagnostic test that runs on the Vivalytic analysis device manufactured by Bosch Healthcare Solutions.
Dr. Volkmar Denner, the Chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH said, "We want the Bosch rapid Covid-19 test to play a part in containing the Coronavirus pandemic as quickly as possible. It will speed up the identification and isolation of infected patients."
The automate rapid test was developed in six weeks and has the capability to test and detect a SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus infection in patients in under two and a half hours, from the time the sample is taken.
In various laboratory tests with SARS-CoV-2, Bosch delivered results with an accuracy of over 95 per cent. The newly developed test is currently available in Germany, with other markets in Europe and elsewhere to follow.
Thoughts About Bosch India Committing Rs 50 Crore Towards The Covid-19 Fight
Manufacturers of all kinds are stepping up to help the world fight the current Covid-19 virus, and we're sure Governments are thankful and grateful for all the contribution that is being made. The current pandemic will be around for the foreseeable future, and we expect more companies, manufacturer, and individuals to help with the crisis. We also hope that Bosch's rapid Covid-19 tests are made available globally in order to contain the spread and break the chain of transmission of the deadly virus.