Company will supply protective equipment and deploy vehicles to help the Department of Health and Family Welfare to counter the coronavirus crisis
Hinduja Group’s Ashok Leyland will be supporting government authorities through these difficult times. Ashok Leyland is working with the Department of Health and Family Welfare to prepare emergency responders better to fight against COVID-19. Items like masks, gloves hand-wash, sanitizers, and bodysuits will be supplied to healthcare workers to keep them safe and healthy. Disinfectants, suits (protective pants, shirt, hood) and chemical protection glasses will be provided for all sanitization personnel. Ashok Leyland will also staff eight Dost and two ICV vehicles with drivers for logistics for the healthcare department for emergency use in the current scenario. These specialized vehicles will help responders function smoothly and as quickly as they can.
Additionally, the Power Solutions wing of Ashok Leyland too will be providing help where they can. A 250 KVA Genset has been placed at Tiruvallur General Hospital and a 62.5 KVA Genset has been equipped to a 150-bed special ward at Madurai Medical College for treatment of the infected. Another 250 KVA has been commissioned at Chromepet Government Hospital for further support. Balachandar NV, President – HR, Communication & CSR, Ashok Leyland states “We at Ashok Leyland are leaving no stone unturned to help the community at large. We shall work with the Government at every step and stay supportive of all their initiatives in the coming days”. Most OEMs are extending monetary and equipment support wherever they can to counter the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides shutting down plants and asking employees to work from home and suffering losses, spirits are high with everybody coming together and fighting back to minimize the effect of coronavirus crisis.