Distributing to the Most Affected COVID-19 States
Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF), the philanthropic arm of Hyundai Motor India, today announced its CSR Project ‘Back-to-life’ ensuring the uninterrupted delivery of lifesaving Medicare Oxygen equipment to most affected COVID -19 states – New Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Telangana commencing this week.
The entire project has been accelerated from procurement to delivery,thereby meeting the critical need of the hour and supporting affected patients to quickly transition from despair to normalcy.
Under its Hyundai Cares 3.0 COVID-19 relief initiative, HMIF has expedited purchase and supply of critical medical equipment to ensure a speedy turnaround in providing assistance to government hospitals with lifesaving Medicare Oxygen equipment like Oxygen Concentrators, High Flow Oxygen (HFO) Plants, High Flow Nasal Oxygen (HFNO) Machines and BiPap Ventilator Machines.
Commenting on the relief measures, Mr. SS Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “The ongoing crisis affects each and every one of us. As a community, as a nation and as humanity, we are all in it together. Since the start of the second wave, our thoughts and prayers have been with the affectedfamiliesand our actions are echoing these emotions. To ensure we help societies and communities tide over this crisis, we aredoing everything in our capacity to provide immediate relief.Lifesaving Medicare Oxygen equipment are currently in absolute demand while their suppliers as well as supply chains are seemingly stretched thin. Despite this challenge, we relentlessly strived to ensure the procurement and immediatedelivery of these precious lifesaving medical equipment to highly affected states and cities in India.”
With the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020, Hyundai has rolled out multiple programs and initiatives to help societies and communities manage the crisis. While HMIF has announced a relief package of Rs 20 Crore to combat the current second wave of the Pandemic, Hyundai Motor India Foundation previously committed Rs 30 Crore to help affected states and societies cope with the prevailing adversities.
Tele-Medicine: ‘Satellite Clinics’ and Mobile Medical Units: ‘Mobile Chikitsa’, under Sparsh Sanjeevani is reaching out to remote regions of the country in the form of a mobile primary healthcare unit with a doctor on board equipped with pathological testing facilities for spot diagnostic tests. In a matter of just 4 months they have nursed over 5000 patients back to health. Further, to drive higher employability amongst affected sections, HMIF began a program called ‘Saksham’ that is specifically up skilling youth as duty attendants and janitors to support hospitals, thereby opening up greater work avenues for them. There are atleast 500 such youth working in various hospitals around the country. Under project ‘Shikshak’ Hyundai has also distributed 1 000 digital educational devices to the children COVID-19 Warriors to ensure their uninterrupted education.