Mahindra Group to Manufacture Ventilators, Convert its Resorts to Temporary Healthcare Homes

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The outbreak of coronavirus has created chaos around the world. While this ongoing outbreak is rapidly spreading in the entire world, a shortage of healthcare supplies is seen as new cases get detected around the globe everyday. Numerous companies including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Alibaba founder Jack Ma and Tesla CEO Elon Musk have come forward and have pledged to help the frontline organisations and healthcare workers as they tackle the virus outbreak.

Looking at the statistics and the upcoming shortage that might be faced by India, Mahindra Group’s CEO, Anand Mahindra has announced a series of measures he would be taking up. He says that his company is joining to help the healthcare professionals and organisations.

In a series of Tweets, Mahindra said that the Mahindra Group would be manufacturing ventilators. As the country battles the virus outbreak, they would further offer their Mahindra resorts as a temporary healthcare home as the country battles the virus outbreak.

“To help in the response to this unprecedented threat, we at the Mahindra Group will immediately begin work on how our manufacturing facilities can make ventilators. At Mahindra Holidays, we stand ready to offer our resorts as temporary care facilities,” Anand Mahindra wrote in a tweet.

Anand also mentioned that Mahindra Group is ready to assist the Indian government and the army in erecting temporary healthcare facilities to face the ongoing outbreak. Furthermore, he also said that he will raise a fund to help small businesses and self-employed people, who are worst hit by this outbreak. “I will contribute 100% of my salary to it & will add more over the next few months. I urge all our various businesses to also set aside contributions for those who are the hardest hit in their ecosystem,” he added in his tweet.

These tweets by Mahindra came after India lost another patient to COVID-19 with the death toll rising to six. Two more deaths in India were reported. There are 341 total confirmed cases in India according to the health ministry. Owing to this, railways announced suspension of all its passenger services from March 22 midnight to March 31 midnight.

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