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Nissan India has pledged Rs 6.5 crore to fight against the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in the country. The company will be using the total relief fund in various sections and help improve the health care system in the country.
According to the company, out of the total relief fund Rs 2.2 crore has been donated to the Tamil Nadu State Disaster Relief Fund, Rs 25 lakhs was donated to the Tamil Nadu CM Relief Fund and over INR 4.3 crore has been used to procure medical equipment.
In wake of the second wave of the Covid-19 virus spread in the country, Nissan has been supporting the Indian Government with various relief measure activities. This includes the distribution of N-95 masks, PPE kits, oxygen concentrators, portable ECG machines, X-ray machines, pulse oximeters, and nasal oxygen machines.
The company has also donated 400 oxygen concentrators to hospitals and NGOs in Delhi NCR & Tamil Nadu (Chennai, Cuddalore & Mayiladuthurai). Additionally, Renault Nissan Automotive India Private Limited (RNAIPL) partners with World Community Service Centre to distribute cooked food packets to migrant workers and the needy during the lockdown period.
Turning their attention to Nissan employees, the company has also distributed Covid-19 kits, increased insurance amounts for its employees, secured beds, oxygen concentrators and ventilators in nearby hospitals to support employees & their families through these trying times. A few of the ventilators from Europe.
Furthermore, most employees contractors at the plant and their families will be administered vaccines with the help of local government health centres. Employees above 45 years old have been vaccinated for their second dose as well.
Rakesh Srivastava, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India, said "Safety & well-being of the society, customers, partners and employees is paramount. Towards this, multiple initiatives are being taken with the Government authorities & NGOs towards ensuring the same."
Biju Balendran, Managing Director, RNAIPL, said, "Health and safety of our societies, partners and employees is our topmost priority. We continue to take all the necessary steps to safeguard their well-being by closely & strictly monitoring the adherence to all local government guidelines on health & safety parameters. In addition to this, are committed to meeting their needs through constant CSR outreach in our local communities, with more initiatives to come."
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Nissan has joined a long list of manufacturers to support the nation during these testing times. The company has taken care of the general public by generous donations and its employees by setting up dedicated healthcare facilities. The company has also gone a step further to support its customers with service extension as well.