On Wednesday, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India delivered its mobile health truck to a Pune Primary Health Care Center that would help its medical staff provide advice to some 12 villages, including the company’s factory area, as well as transport patients to hospitals.
The company said in a statement that the portable truck was provided over a six-month period as a temporary agreement to replace the existing health care truck, which has been in use for 15 years.
She said the truck would be used exclusively to transport pregnant women to the health care center to ensure a sterile environment and avoid mixing with regular patients.
“We are honored to be part of these humanitarian initiatives and contribute to society. As defined in our community charter, we will continue to support healthcare as one of the main pillars of corporate social responsibility initiatives,” said Gurbratap Poparay. , Managing Director of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (SAVWPL).
In addition to the truck, the company said, SAVWIPL donates essential medicines and medical equipment worth Rs. 14 to the Mahalunge COVID Service Center in Pune.
Previously, the European automaker had promised financial support of Rs 1 crore for a 1,100-bed COVID-19 facility at Sasson General Hospital in Pune, among other initiatives to help the government fight the epidemic.