Hyundai Motor India Foundation has stated that these COVID-19 advanced diagnostic kits from Korea will serve around 25,000 people
Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) ordered COVID-19 advanced diagnostic kits from South Korea which will help to serve over 25,000 people. These advanced kits, when received will be distributed to hospitals in affected areas in consultation with Center and State Bodies and with the Ministry of Health and State Governments.
Hyundai Motor India will also work to support their customers during these challenging times. The company is offering 24×7 road side assistance while a special 2 months of extended support will be offered to customers who have been unable to avail vehicle’s warrant/extended warranty/free service support due to the current situation in the country due to which company dealerships have been shut down.
The support has been extended for a further two months. Apart from this, the company has also deployed over 1000 doorstep advantage bike/emergency road service cars from dealers to offer customer assistance in case of emergency break downs.
Earlier this month, Hyundai Motor India had suspended all operations at its Chennai Plant. Production operations at this plant will be suspended till further notice by the State Government. The company has also set up measures to educate their employees and families on the coronavirus issue.
Thermal screening is being done and emergency response and management teams have been set up. The company’s dealerships and vendor partners have also been directed to follow strict sanitization, hygiene, health, cleanliness and safety as directed by state and local authorities.
Other automakers have also turned their attention to helping the country in this time of trial and tribulation. Mercedes Benz plans to set up a temporary hospital in Pune for COVID-19 patients and offering necessary equipment for the treatment of this pandemic. Maruti Suzuki India Limited have announced that it will be producing masks, ventilators and protective clothing in association with AgVa Healthcare with a target of around 10,000 ventilators per month.
Toyota Kirloskar Motors has also stopped all manufacturing at its Bidadi plant in Karnataka stating that the safety of their employees is top priority. MG Motors is also taking precautions to ensure that all vehicles delivered to customers are disinfected prior to delivery.
Apart from automakers, two wheeler makers in India have also announced support during this period. Bajaj Group has pledged Rs.100 crores to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. TVS Motors has also plans to start making ventilators and key parts of medical apparatus for patients who are not in the highly critical stage.