Indian two-wheeler maker gives 70 new vehicles to Covid warriors
A general view of aHero MotoCorp plant in Gurugram in the Indian state of Haryana (Photo by MONEY SHARMA/AFP via Getty Images)
INDIAN two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp on Friday (3) handed over 70 vehicles to the government of the northern Indian state of Haryana to help the country’s frontline health workers as part of its commitment to supporting coronavirus relief efforts.
The units, comprising 50 units of Xtreme 160R motorcycles and 20 Destini 125 scooters were delivered to Veena Singh, the state’s director general for health services, at the launch of Corona Warriors on Wheels project under the company’s CSR platform ‘Hero WeCare’, according to one release.
The two-wheelers will be given to health workers, including doctors and medical staff, for community services across Haryana, the release added.
Hero MotoCorp said the vehicles will be used by frontline health workers engaged in work related to the pandemic to give among others, door-to-door medical services, including testing, sanitisation, counselling and mobile vaccination.
The company said the initiative aims at rapidly expanding measures across Haryana for strengthening the healthcare system and response to the pandemic.
“These motorcycles and scooters will prove to be an advantage in our fight against COVID-19 and we are grateful to Hero MotoCorp for extending their support to us. This initiative will go a long way in our fight to stop COVID-19 across the state and widen the scope of our relief activities for the affected people in the district,” Singh said.
“Helping hands from responsible corporates like Hero MotoCorp helps the government to strengthen its mission of bringing relief to the people,” she added.
“We are happy to be associated with the project Corona Warriors on Wheels to support the vaccination drive as initiated by the Director-General Health Services in the state,” Bharatendu Kabi, head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Corporate Communication at Hero MotoCorp, said.
“I am sure, these vehicles will support the Corona Heroes by providing convenient mobility solutions,” he added.