Hero MotoCorp donates 4 specially designed vehicles to HP Health Department

Hero MotoCorp donates specially designed vehicles to HP Govt.

Vehicles will be useful for reaching out to patients and the needy in rural and remote areas

As part of its ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives towards the COVID-19 relief efforts, Hero MotoCorp donated four specially designed First Responder Vehicles (FRVs) to HP Department of Health and Family Welfare in Shimla on Tuesday.

The FRVs were handed over to Amitabh Avasthi, secretary of  Health, HP  and among others Ramesh Chand, deputy director for COVID-19 Material Supplies, HP was also presented during occasion.

These unique and utilitarian vehicles will be useful for reaching out to patients and the needy in rural and remote areas and comfortably moving them to the nearest hospitals.  These First Responder Vehicles (FRVs) have been custom-built as an accessory on the powerful Xtreme 200R motorcycles of Hero MotoCorp.

The FRVs have 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.

Vijay Sethi, chief information officer, chief human resources officer and head of CSR , Hero MotoCorp, said, “Continuing its assistance in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, Hero MotoCorp has undertaken on a new effort to provide first responder vehicles to front-line personnel from different state authorities to assist patients in rural and remote areas.”

Designed and developed by the engineers at the Hero ‘s Centre for Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur and the New Model Centre (NMC) in Gurgaon, the first responder vehicle is fitted with all the necessary medical equipment that offers urgent assistance to patients who need to be transported to the hospital, he asserted.

Meanwhile till date, Hero MotoCorp has handed over more than 25 FRVs to the government authorities of various Indian states including Haryana, Rajasthan, UP, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and HP.

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