Honda India Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of all Honda group companies in India, has announced its support and relief measures intending to contribute towards the Government of India’s ongoing efforts against COVID-19. The foundation is closely working with State Governments of Haryana, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat and has earmarked Rs 6.5 crore towards these relief measures this phase.
As part of this aid, the foundation will be setting up temporary COVID Care isolation centres and Oxygen Production Plants. A 100-bed facility is being created at Honda’s warehouse facility in Manesar in Haryana and another 50-100 bed facility at the Government Girl School in Tapukara, Rajasthan. These temporary COVID-19 care centres are operational from this week onwards, and similar isolation centres are being explored in other locations.
The foundation is also working with State Governments to set up Oxygen Production Plants in the districts of Kolar (Karnataka), Gautam Budh Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), Alwar (Rajasthan) and Manesar (Haryana). In addition, Honda India Foundation has already started an extensive distribution exercise to help the local administration’s efforts in all the 5 states by providing Protection kits (PPE, Mask, Sanitisers) and Food packets for front line warriors and Medical equipment such as Pulse Oximeter, Thermometers, Oxygen Concentrators for Government Hospitals in Rural areas.
Mr Atsushi Ogata, Chairman, Honda India Foundation, said, “This second wave of COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us adversely. At this hour of need, it is imperative that more individuals and organizations come forward to help in cohesion and we do our best for the community we operate in and for the country, at large. We hope that these efforts by the government and the industry can help families as they tide through this calamity. We are working with various stakeholders to ensure that on-ground efforts can run seamlessly. It is time to stand together for each other, with the belief that we will sail through this.”