The situation with the coronavirus pandemic is getting calamitous with each day and the nation could use all the help it gets to fight COVID-19. Last month, the government created the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) for combating, containment and relief efforts against the coronavirus outbreak. Today, Hyundai Motor India announced donating ₹ 7 crore to the relief fund, which is in addition to the ₹ 5 crore donation the company made to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Relief Fund.
Commenting on the initiative, SS Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India said, "The core values of our foundation inspire us to strive for the betterment of society. Our contribution to the PM CARES Fund stands testament to solidarity we hold with the people of India, amidst this crisis."
The donation is one among many other initiatives the company has undertaken to support the fight against the virus. Hyundai has already handed over special diagnostic COVID-19 testing kits worth ₹ 4 crore, imported from South Korea, which are claimed to be highly accurate and will help over 25,000 people. Additionally, the company has partnered with Air Liquide Medical Systems to augment the production and supply of ventilators and is also developing Ambu Bag Actuators in-house to help treat coronavirus patients. Furthermore, Hyundai has also distributed PPEs, masks and other safety kits in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Haryana, along with dry rations in Delhi and Tamil Nadu to adversely impacted sections of society.