Coronavirus: Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Employees Give Over ₹ 1.2 Crore To Fund Ventilators And PPE Kits

Skoda Auto Volkswagen India today announced that its employees, supported by the labor unions in Pune and Aurangabad, contributed a day’s salary to raise over Rs 1.2 crore to support the fight against COVID-19. The company says the money will be used to fund 15 full-featured ventilators, 15 monitors, and 3750 PPE kits for Covid-19 hospitals in Mumbai, Pune, and Aurangabad. This donation comes in addition to the ₹ 1 crore financial aid pledged by the company to Pune’s Sassoon General Hospital that’s being used to treat coronavirus patients in the city.

 Skoda Auto Volkswagen India has also been making reusable face shields it’s Chakan and Aurangabad factories

Also, to help treat COVID-19 patients, the carmaker’s engineers have been closely working with global experts to manufacture Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices, Automatic AMBU Bags, Intubation boxes, and retrofitted filtered Oxygen Masks. The group has also donated over 35,000 sanitizers to hospitals in Pune, Aurangabad, and Mumbai, and distributed over 50,000 food packets in the Aurangabad region. It is also helping charities, municipalities, and volunteers distribute medicines and food by offering the use of its fleet of owned vehicles.

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