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Mercedes-Benz India joins hands with local authorities to set up a 1500-bed hospital with isolation wards on the outskirts of Pune
After car manufacturers like Mahindra and Ford took the initiative to help in the ongoing battle against the coronavirus pandemic, Mercedes-Benz has now come forward with the necessary equipment to hospitals treating the COVID-19 patients. Earlier Mercedes-F1 joined hands with a leading London-based university, UCL to develop ventilators to help COVID-19 patients. Now the car manufacturer plans to extend support in India as well by focussing to help in setting up a hospital for the Coronavirus affected patients. Mercedes-Benz also decided to voluntarily contribute a day's salary of its employees to the Chief Minister's relief fund where the company will match the amount collected and donate the same for the noble cause.
Mercedes-Benz recently donated equipment to the Grant Medical Foundation commonly known as the Ruby Hall Clinic and plans to further support the people by providing dry ration and sanitization kits to 1600 daily wage workers and BPL families of Khed and Viman Nagar region in Pune. The temporary hospital planned will be set-up close to the PCMC region in the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority’s(MHADA) area with 374 newly constructed rooms. All the necessary infrastructure required for the isolation wards like the stretchers, wheelchairs, PPE kits and sanitizers will also be provided by Mercedes-Benz India.
After the situation is in control Mercedes-Benz India plans to donate the medical equipment to the Civic Hospital of Khed and the equipment from isolation wards will be donated to the tribal youth hostels.