Friday, April 3, 2020

Counter COVID-19: TKM Extends Support to Healthcare Professional and Daily Wage Workers

In light of the overwhelming consequences being faced by the medical staff at hospitals and daily wage earners due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced to provide Personal Protective Equipment kits to the medical staff and public health workforce in the state of Karnataka. Further, the company will also distribute daily food rations and essential kits to daily wage workers through Government of Karnataka’s local district administration in Ramanagara near Bangalore. These initiatives are in continuation of TKM’s relentless efforts to counter the epidemic, making a key contribution to the Government’s fight against the epidemic.

The nation is facing an unprecedented public health emergency with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting several parts of the country. The doctors, paramedics and other hospital staff who are at the frontlines of the fight against Covid 19 are susceptible and require Personal Protective Equipment Kits to carry out their duties effectively. In this situation, in order to support the efforts of the Government, TKM is providing Personal Protective Equipment kits to Government Health Volunteers based on the requirement of the Government. The distribution of the Hazmat Suits will be executed in a phased manner wherein 1000 sets of the suits will be provided in Phase I followed by distribution of 2000 sets in Phase II. The 21-day lockdown announced by the Government to contain the spread of the virus has also had an impact on the lives of the daily earners across the country. In such uncertain circumstances and juncture of social distress, the company will also provide 1000 essential kits and food supplies to the daily wage workers, benefitting over 5000 members in the community. Each kit consists of 20 food items and essential.  TKM is in constant touch with the Karnataka Government and will continue to evaluate, adequately supplement existing initiatives as also suitably enhance the scope of its support in the fight against Covid 19. Additionally, to support the cause ICARE [TKM’s employee volunteerism platform] volunteers provided 27 boxes of food kits that supports around 30 families.

Sharing his thoughts on the initiative, Mr. Vikram Gulati, Country Head & Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Public Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility & Corporate Governance, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “In these challenging times, the central and state Governments have put forth exceptional efforts to counter the COVID-19 crisis. At this hour of need, TKM as a committed corporate, is joining hands with the Government of Karnataka and persistently working with them to support the healthcare employees and daily wage earners in every possible manner. We truly appreciate the measures taken by the Government and encourage everyone to adhere to the guidelines given by them. We will continue to monitor the situation and extend support wherever needed to safeguard well-bring of the society.”

TKM has undertaken preventive several measures to safeguard the physical and mental health of its employees and their families by providing them with video consultation services. Earlier this week, TKM also announced unique sustenance packages for its dealer network, providing necessary assistance to the dealer partners to overcome the lockdown phase.

TKM has been intently observing the evolving situation and responding appropriately in accordance with guidance issued by the Government. The company will keep on watching the situation and take appropriate countermeasures in order to support the Government to the required extend and deal with contingencies that may arise in the future.

No comments:

Total Pageviews