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Skoda-VW India pledges Rs. 1 crore for Covid-19 relief

Skoda Auto Volkswagen India has pledged Rs. 1 crore to setup a dedicated Covid-19 facility with 1,100 beds with Sassoon General Hospital in Pune. The donation will be used for essential medical consumables and critical care equipment for the medical team and patients.

The carmaker will donate over 35,000 sanitizers to hospitals in Pune, Aurangabad and Mumbai. It will also distribute over 50,000 food packets in the Aurangabad region.

Skoda Auto Volkswagen India is also producing reusable face shields at its Chakan factory. These will be distributed to healthcare workers treating Covid-19 patients.

According to the company, the face shields have been designed to prevent fogging. The lightweight shields are movement friendly and allow healthcare workers to communicate freely. The transparent sheet that forms the shield can be sanitized after 6-8 hours before reuse.

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