As part of its ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives towards the Covid-19 relief efforts, Hero MotoCorp donated a specially designed First Responder Vehicle (FRV) to the health authorities in Hoshiarpur, Punjab.
Hero MotoCorp handed over FRV to Ranjeet Singh, Civil Surgeon Officer, Hoshiarpur in the presence of Shri. Sunder Sham Arora, Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Punjab, company said in a regulatory filing on Friday.
This unique and utilitarian vehicle will be useful for reaching out to patients in the rural and remote areas and comfortably moving them to the nearest hospitals. This FRV has been custom-built as an accessory on the powerful Xtreme 200R motorcycle of Hero MotoCorp.
The FRV has been equipped with a full stretcher with a foldable hood mounted on the side, essential medical equipment such as a detachable first-aid kit, oxygen cylinder, fire extinguisher and other safety features such as LED Flasher Lights, foldable beacon light, emergency wireless public announcement system and siren.
“In keeping with our relief efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, Hero MotoCorp has been providing First Responder Vehicles (FRVs) to front-line health personnel in different states to assist patients in rural and remote areas. Designed and developed by the engineers at our R&D facility – the Centre for Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur - and the New Model Centre (NMC) in Gurgaon, the FRV is fitted with all the necessary medical equipment that offers urgent assistance to patients who require to be transported to the hospital,” Vijay Sethi, Chief Information Officer and Head - Corporate Social Responsibility, Hero MotoCorp, said.
Company said that till date, Hero MotoCorp handed over 53 FRVs to the government authorities in various states. As part of its relief efforts for the people impacted by Covid-19, Hero MotoCorp has already distributed 23 lakhs meals, 34,000+ ration kits, 37,201 litres of sanitizers, 44 lakhs face masks and 44,000+ PPE kits to government hospitals, the Police departments and other agencies.