New Delhi: Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra took to Twitter on Sunday to announced a series of measures, including production of ventilators at Mahindra’s factories, to fight coronavirus outbreak.
Anand Mahindra tweeted: “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”.
He added that going by various reports from epidemiologists, it is highly likely that India is already in the stage 3 of new coronavirus transmission.
“Going by various reports from epidemiologists, it is highly likely that India is already in Stage 3 of transmission. Cases could rise exponentially with millions of casualties, putting a huge strain on medical infrastructure,” he posted.
Mahindra said he would help small businesses and self-employed people, who are worst hit by this outbreak and would contribute 100 per cent of his salary to create a fund.
“I will contribute 100 per cent of my salary to it and 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”.
Additionally, he said that Mahindra Group is ready to support the Indian government and the Army in establishing temporary healthcare facilities.