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The COVID-19 pandemic has struck the globe hard. Businesses across the world have either shut down or slowed down due to the crisis. India is currently facing a nationwide lockdown till May 3. To help our nation and the people in need, a lot of business entities have come forward to help in whatever way they can.
Castrol India has partnered with various NGOs to help distribute emergency supplies and equipment to government hospitals across Maharashtra, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Haryana. The company is also distributing groceries to migrant daily wage workers and food to stranded truck drivers at various transportation stations.
Its outreach programs will offer partial cover for any COVID-19 related medical expenses to the truck drivers and their families during this pandemic. The company has plans to meet the requests of the customers, with whom they are in touch with through virtual channels.
In other related COVID-19 news, many automobile manufacturers have also come forward to offer a helping hand. Recently, Hyundai came forward to support the Governments of Delhi, Haryana, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. It distributed PPE kits, masks (3-Ply & N-95), sanitizers and dry rations worth more than Rs 9 Crore. Also, Hyundai has donated incinerators to hospitals in Tamil Nadu for the safe disposal of all medical waste.
Hyundai also donated Rs 7 Crore to the PM CARES Fund, Rs 5 crore to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Relief Fund and handed over imported COVID-19 advanced diagnostic test kits worth Rs 4 crore. The company even partnered with Air Liquide Medical Systems recently to scale-up the production and supply of ventilators.
On the other hand, MG Motor India allocated 100 Hector SUVs to doctors, medical staff, police and local government officials for community service across the country, till the end of May 2020. All the Hector SUVs provided by the company will be offered free-of-cost along with fuel and drivers and will be supplied via MG's nationwide network of dealers during the lockdown as per State Government rules.
MG Motors also donated Rs 2 crore to aid the efforts being made to stop the COVID-19 spread in India. Not only that, but the company also provided ventilators and distributed health and hygiene kits, PPE kits, surgical masks, gloves, sanitizers, sanitizer sprayers, food, and ration kits to the government.
Thoughts About Castrol Taking Measures To Fight COVID-19
During such a global crisis, it is good to see that various manufacturers have come ahead and extended a helping hand to help our government fight against the COVID-19 crisis. Everything that these manufacturers have been doing to fight against the crisis, will help put a stop to it soon.