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Coronavirus impact: Daimler India joins battle against COVID-19

Team OD  | Updated: April 18, 2020, 12:05 PM IST

The company and its employees pledge cash donations to help people who are in need during the nationwide lockdown. They are also providing medical equipment, masks, Bio-PPE kits and hand sanitisers to many government administrations and charities. The company has also organised a meal program that feeds over 1,000 locals and stranded drivers. Over 4,000 employees are working to help those in need and fight the Coronavirus pandemic.

The company has made contributions to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund and PM CARES Fund along with distributing ventilators and other essentials to local medical services. Sixteen buses from the bus fleet have been deployed to support foreign nationals in reaching the airport. The company is also ready to convert its Oragadam plant to treatment wards if the situation demands it.

Satyakam Arya, MD and CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, said, "DICV takes its responsibility to society seriously. Hence, we are considering every conceivable approach to offer our support in a timely manner. We depend on the community and the community can depend on us. Together, we can keep the world moving."

He also added, "We care about the community because they are our employees, our suppliers, our customers and our families. We will do everything we can to support them in this time of need because 'They' are 'Us'."

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