Corona Virus (COVID-19): News & Updates


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Toyota Kirloskar Motor to cover COVID-19 vaccination cost of employees and their families

Bangalore, 31th March 2021
: In continuation to its continuous efforts to safeguard the health and safety of its employees, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has announced to cover COVID-19 vaccination cost for all the employees, their family members and contract employees. The company will reimburse expenses incurred for both the doses of approximately 25,000 members which includes employees, their family members and contract employees.

In order to promote a healthy and safe workplace environment, TKM has undertaken several preventive measures to ensure the overall wellbeing of its employees. Considering vaccination is crucial in the fight against the pandemic, an employee can choose to reimburse the costs of the vaccinations or get them free of charge at company identified health care facility, whichever is convenient.

Commenting on the gesture, Mr. Shankara G, Vice President, Human Resources and Services Group, TKM said, “Our employees are our most valued asset and we place utmost importance to improve the quality of life of our workforce and their families. In addition to providing a conducive working environment, we continually evaluate and introduce unique welfare measures over and above the statutory requirements. Especially during the pandemic, we ensured uninterrupted support by providing facilities ranging from critical health programs and priority doctor-on-call, mental and physical awareness to manage their health needs from home thereby reducing the load on local hospitals. With this gesture, we aim to safeguard the health and safety of all our employees, their family members and the community at large." he added.

TKM has been at the forefront in consistently taking effective measures to counter the outbreak and will continue to support and take adequate measures for the safety of its key stakeholders, healthcare workers and the community. The company has introduced multiple policies and programs that granted employees with paid leaves for the absence due to infection or quarantine. The company also provided special Covid-19 insurance coverage to employees and family, Covid care kit to the families of our employees (Sanjeevini Kit) and nearby community, dedicated hotline services along with extensive CSR support to the frontline workers of the Government of Karnataka amongst other support.
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Today morning, me and wife got inoculated with the second dose of Covishield at BBMP Rajajinagar UPHC at zero cost. Yesterday, I had rescheduled the date, advancing it to today in view of Bangalore lockdown, starting from tonight. When we reached the venue in the morning, there were a lot of people waiting in the queue unlike the first dosage. When I mentioned that we had done the online registration, we were allowed to have the jabs on priority. There was a notice pasted on the wall to that effect. But, many ignorant people were turned away for the second dosage asking them to come after 45 days because of rush, when the government website stipulates 28 - 56 days. After the vaccination was over, we were asked to wait for half hour and then given 2 Paracetamol tablets each as against 4 each given after the first jab. We are both fine. Just now, received the message and I downloaded our final vaccination certificates. At last, the rigmarole is over. [clap][:)]
 
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MG Motor India and Devnandan Gases achieve 15.2% increase in production volume of medical oxygen within a week

Since MG Motor India and Moksi-based Devnandan Gases Pvt. Ltd. joined hands to increase the production of medical oxygen; within a span of one week they have achieved 15.2% increase in production volume.

  • Average daily production of oxygen increased from 6056 to 6979 m3. (923m3 - 15.2% increase in production volume)
  • 923 m3 increased production accounts to additional 132 oxygen cylinders of 7m3 capacity.
  • Average hourly production increase from 36 cylinders to 41 cylinders.(5 additional cylinders per hour)
"We just got started Vijay Bhai. I am happy that MG team was helpful in increasing 15% Oxygen output in few days of collaboration. Hope to do more soon!" twitted Rajeev Chaba, President & MD, MG Motor India.

Devnandan Gases Pvt Ltd. is one of the key medical oxygen gas producers of Vadodara. MG Motor India is focused on assisting the overall oxygen gas production. It will address specific areas of the manufacturing process such as infrastructure expansion and the elimination of major losses with lean principles. This will help in increasing the production capacity by 25% in the next two weeks with the vision of increasing it further to 50% in the near future.

About MG SEWA

MG SEWA is an umbrella platform to serve immediate communities with whom the company interacts, especially in Vadodara, Halol, and Gurgaon. Under the Program, the carmaker started supporting the education of girl students in 2019. Other initiatives under MG SEWA include Skill Development of women, Youth Education, Supporting Healthcare workers etc. More information can be found at MG Sewa | MG Motor India
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Steelbird International donates SB-N95 Facemask to Healthcare Workers​

Automotive components manufacturer Steelbird International has extended support to the frontline warriors of Batra Hospital, Delhi by donating SB-N95 Facemasks to fight against Coronavirus. Steelbird International had started manufacturing of the facemask last year. As a part of extending support to frontline healthcare workers, SB-N95 masks were distributed to Batra Hospital frontline warriors. Their certified N95 face mask gives maximum protection against harmful viruses, fungal, and bacterial infections from entering via mouth and nose.

Mr. Manav Kapur, Executive Director, Steelbird International said, “The Covid-19 pandemic has made us realize that we all are connected and this entire nation is our family and we must help each other in all possible ways. We have donated SB-N95 facemasks to Batra Hospital to protect their frontline warriors from the infection. We are also sending the facemasks to all our employees through courier to safeguard them and their loved ones. We are distributing SB-N95 facemasks to our labour workforce too at our manufacturing plants and apprising them of safety protocols in all places.”

Dr. Irfan Bashir, Oncologist at Batra Hospital said, “We have received N95 Facemask from Steelbird International and we are thankful to them for providing the valuable protective equipment for our staff.” He also added that it is the need of the hour.

India is currently going through a devastating second wave of the pandemic and the fear of a third wave is alarming the nation. According to the Union Health Ministry data updated on 11th May, the country saw 3,48,421 cases in 24 hours and 4205 deaths. The bottom line is that Covid-19 protocols have to be followed stringently by all and one needs to extend a helping hand wherever possible.
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MG Motor donates 200 sustainable beds via Credihealth in support of COVID-19 affected patients

The beds will be available to hospitals and isolation centres on a first-come-first-serve basis over the Credihealth platform
Gurugram, May 13, 2021
: In line with its vision of community service in these challenging times, MG Motor India has donated 200 sustainable beds to the COVID-19 affected people with the support of Credihealth.

Credihealth is a leading online healthcare platform to help people search for doctors and hospitals across India. Credihealth has recently launched a COVID helpline for asymptomatic and mild covid patients.

These beds are built using hard cardboard material and have a waterproof coating on them. They are also completely biodegradable. MG Motor India will be procuring these beds from a Gujarat-based company, namely Aryan Paper Mills. Since 2020, Aryan Mills has provided these sustainable beds to the Indian Army, Bombay Municipal Corporation, Indian Navy, and a few other private entities.

Under its community service umbrella MG SEWA, the carmaker is driving various initiatives. In April 2021, it had also joined hands with Devnandan Gases Pvt. Ltd. in Gujarat and supported in increasing the production of oxygen by 15% per hour at one of the latter's plants in Vadodara within a week of the partnership. It aims to increase it by 50% soon. Its Hector Ambulances also continue to serve doctors and medical staff in their service to the nation. The British legacy automaker is further looking at deploying Hector mobile testing units across Vadodara soon. The carmaker is also importing oxygen concentrators to safeguard the family members of its employees. At the same time, it is providing free vaccination to its employees and is focused on facilitating the same along with its dealerships as well.

About MG SEWA


MG SEWA is an umbrella platform to serve immediate communities with whom the company interacts, especially in Vadodara, Halol, and Gurgaon. Under the Program, the carmaker started supporting the education of girl students in 2019. Other initiatives under MG SEWA include Skill Development of women, Youth Education, Supporting Healthcare workers etc. More information can be found at MG Sewa | MG Motor India

About MG Motor India

Founded in the UK in 1924, Morris Garages vehicles were world-famous for their sports cars, roadsters, and cabriolet series. MG vehicles were much sought after by many celebrities, including the British Prime Ministers and even the British Royal Family, for their styling, elegance, and spirited performance. The MG Car Club, set up in 1930 at Abingdon in the UK, has thousands of loyal fans, making it one of the world’s largest clubs for a car brand.

MG has evolved into a modern, futuristic, and innovative brand over the last 96 years. Its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat, has an annual production capacity of 80,000 vehicles and employs nearly 2,500 work force. Driven by its vision of CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared, and Electric) mobility, the cutting-edge automaker has augmented the across-the-board ‘experiences’ within the automobile segment today. It has introduced several ‘firsts’ in India including India’s first Internet SUV – MG Hector, India’s first Pure Electric Internet SUV – MG ZS EV, and India’s first Autonomous (Level 1) Premium SUV – MG Gloster.
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MG car owners in Pune raise funds to support COVID-19 affected; donate biodegradable bedsheets

Supported and appreciated by Shri Ajit Pawar, Hon'ble Deputy Chief Minister, Maharashtra
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Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and MG Car Owners Distribute Biodegradable Bedsheets in Covid19 Designated Area in Pune
: MG Motor India along with its car owners in the city conducted a fund-raising initiative for Covid-19 affected across the region. The proceeds collected were used for obtaining biodegradable bedsheets for patients. The initiative has been supported and appreciated by Shri Ajit Pawar, Deputy Chief Minister, Maharashtra.

These bedsheets will be distributed at the dedicated COVID centers specifically in Pune and outskirts to serve the affected patients. The eco-friendly biodegradable bedsheets can be used for a period of up to 48 hours. The initiative was led by owners of MG cars that form a part of the MG Car Club Pune (MGCC-I Pune), along with the MG Pune Dealership Team.

Speaking on the initiative, Mr. Prasad Rasne, MGCC-I Chief Experience Officer for Pune, said, “Keeping the current landscape in mind, we have arranged for biodegradable bedsheets as a part of our first fundraising drive. We thank all participants and owners of MG cars for their generous contributions. We are confident that we together can address a critical facet that largely gets overlooked during our fight against the pandemic.”

MG’s local dealership in the city – BU Bhandari also played a critical role in bringing together the brand’s customers in the region for the social cause. Speaking on the initiative, Shailesh Bhadari, Dealer Principal, BU Bhandari Group, said, “It feels great that MG has extended its community service philosophy to its dealerships. We are happy to have contributed to the cause and support Covid-19 affected patients in the region through this unique and meaningful contribution.”

Under its community service umbrella MG Sewa, the carmaker is doing various initiatives in these challenging times. Its Hector Ambulances continue to serve doctors and medical staff during their service to the nation. In April 2021, it had also joined hands with Devnandan Gases Pvt. Ltd. in Gujarat and has supported in increased the production of oxygen by 15% per hour at one of the latter's plants in Vadodara within a week of the partnership and further aims to increase it by 50% soon. It recently also offered 200 beds for Covid-19 patients in Gurugram along with online platform Credihealth.

About MG SEWA

MG SEWA is an umbrella platform to serve immediate communities with whom the company interacts, especially in Vadodara, Halol, and Gurgaon. Under the Program, the carmaker started supporting the education of girl students in 2019. Other initiatives under MG SEWA include Skill Development of women, Youth Education, Supporting Healthcare workers etc. More information can be found at MG Sewa | MG Motor India

About MG Motor India

Founded in the UK in 1924, Morris Garages vehicles were world-famous for their sports cars, roadsters, and cabriolet series. MG vehicles were much sought after by many celebrities, including the British Prime Ministers and even the British Royal Family, for their styling, elegance, and spirited performance. The MG Car Club, set up in 1930 at Abingdon in the UK, has thousands of loyal fans, making it one of the world’s largest clubs for a car brand.

MG has evolved into a modern, futuristic, and innovative brand over the last 96 years. Its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat, has an annual production capacity of 80,000 vehicles and employs nearly 2,500 work force. Driven by its vision of CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared, and Electric) mobility, the cutting-edge automaker has augmented the across-the-board ‘experiences’ within the automobile segment today. It has introduced several ‘firsts’ in India including India’s first Internet SUV – MG Hector, India’s first Pure Electric Internet SUV – MG ZS EV, and India’s first Autonomous (Level 1) Premium SUV – MG Gloster.
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