Dehradun: In keeping with its commitment towards supporting COVID-19 relief efforts, Hero MotoCorp Ltd – handed over thirteen life-support ambulances to the Government of Uttarakhand.
As part of the Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) platform “Hero WeCare”, the initiative aims to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure across the hill-state.
Flagging off these ambulances, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami said, “The pandemic has accentuated the need for healthcare and we are grateful to Hero MotoCorp for their significant contribution in supporting and strengthening the medical infrastructure in the state. These efforts are helping to provide immediate relief to the frontline workers and the communities most impacted by Covid-19. We appeal to other corporates around the country to come together and extend their support to the governments to handle this unprecedented crisis.”
Mr. Bharatendu Kabi, Head – Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Corporate Communication, Hero MotoCorp said, “An unwavering commitment towards the safety and wellbeing of the society has always been an integral part of our philosophy at Hero MotoCorp,’ adding, ‘The ambulances provided by Hero MotoCorp in Uttarakhand will not only help communities during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic; these will also go a long way in providing the much-needed infrastructual support at the time of any future health-related emergencies.”
In the past Hero MotoCorp donated eight specially designed First Responder Vehicles (FRVs)· In Haridwar, the company partnered with Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama to strengthen their healthcare system with 122 bed COVID-19 hospital. The company also provided its motorcycles and scooters for commuting by health care workers and medical staff. Along with that the company has undertaken a project to administer ten thousand vaccine doses in a phased manner in Haridwar district. Hero MotoCorp is partnering with the local health department to facilitate vaccination for specially-abled people in Haridwar district as well.