Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HMCL) has donated three motorcycle-based mobile ambulances, also called first-responder vehicles, to the Prathmik Arogya Kendra at Katol and Narkhed in Nagpur, Maharashtra, the company said in a regulatory filing on Monday.
The company handed over these vehicles to Salil Deshmukh, Zilla Parishad member, Nagpur, in the presence of Anil Deshmukh, Home Minister of Maharashtra.
In order to serve the people living in remote villages in Maharashtra’s rural areas without hospitals and medical facilities, the Hero MotoCorp-developed mobile ambulance units can be used to quickly move patients to the nearest hospitals.
The said mobile ambulance units are custom-built by the engineers at India’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer. The vehicle, which is equipped with a stretcher, a foldable hood, and essential medical equipment, including a first-aid kit, oxygen cylinder, fire extinguisher among other features, is built using the 200cc Xtreme 200R motorcycle.
The company had developed the vehicle during March-April when the government had implemented a strict nationwide lockdown in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Hero MotoCorp said it has donated over 44 mobile ambulance units to various government entities, including Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Himachal Pradesh.