Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF), the philanthropic arm of Hyundai Motor India, Tuesday 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.
Speaking on the relief measures, SS Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India, said, “Since the start of the second wave, our thoughts and prayers have been with the affected families and our actions are echoing these emotions. To ensure we help societies and communities tide over this crisis, we are doing 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 immediate delivery of these precious lifesaving medical equipment to highly affected states and cities in India.”
Lifesaving Medicare Oxygen equipment to be delivered to most affected COVID-19 states:
- Oxygen Concentrators: 700
- High Flow Oxygen (HFO) Plants: 10
- High Flow Nasal Oxygen (HFNO) machines: 200
- BiPap Ventilator Machines: 225
Hyundai Motor India Foundation has initiated a series of programmes that will offer long-term and meaningful assistance to people and governments. In this war against the pandemic, Hyundai will support government identified hospitals for installing the Oxygen Generation Plants. This will aid critical patients immediately and also assist the hospitals in becoming self-sufficient for oxygen in the long run. Additionally, Hyundai will also donate medical consumable for staff in various hospitals.
Standing together in pandemic
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Hyundai has rolled out multiple programmes 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.
As part of Hyundai’s roadmap of giving back to society, a series of initiatives have been taken to assist the government in the battle against COVID-19. The initiatives include:
- Donation of Rs 7 crore to PM-CARES Fund
- Donation of Rs 5 crore to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Relief Fund
- Hand over of imported COVID-19 Advanced Diagnostic Test Kits worth Rs 4 crore
- Strategic partnership with Air Liquide Medical Systems to augment the production and supply of 1000 ventilators; In-house development of Ambu Bag Actuator
- Distribution of PPEs, masks and other safety kits in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Haryana
- Distribution of dry rations in Delhi and Tamil Nadu to adversely impacted sections of society
From distribution of masks, sanitisers, dry rations, COVID-19 testing kits and augmenting the supply of ventilators, Hyundai was quick to drive a wide variety of relief initiatives. Its projects such as ‘Grameen Sanitisation’, a drive that encompassed 292 rural locations in India, aimed at creating a safe and secure environment for the rural community. Further, it initiated public health programmes like ‘Sparsh Sanjeevni’ that is providing much needed relief across various states in India.
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 four months, Hyundai has nursed over 5,000 patients back to health. Further, to drive higher employability amongst affected sections, HMIF began a programme called ‘Saksham’ that is specifically upskilling youth as duty attendants and janitors to support hospitals, thereby opening up greater work avenues for them. There are at least 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.