Nissan India joins fight against Covid-19 with donation, essential medical kit
Nissan India on Thursday announced the various measures it has taken to help officials in the country better fight the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The outreach involves ₹2.2 crore donated to Tamil Nadu State Disaster Relief Fund, ₹25 lakh to the Tamil Nadu CM Relief Fund and equipment worth ₹4.3 crore.
The Japanese car maker informed that it has been active in supporting the fight against the pandemic since its second wave began by distributing N-95 masks, PPE kits, oxygen concentrators, portable ECG machines, X-ray machines, pulse oximeters and nasal oxygen machines in Delhi NCR and Chennai.
Nissan has also made Covid-19 safety protocols at the Renault Nissan Automotive India (RNAIPL) near Chennai more stringent in order to curb the spread of the virus. A report earlier this week though had highlighted that the decision for suspending operations here till May 30 came after workers raised concerns. (Read full report here)
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RNAIPL Director Biju Balendran maintains that the safety of all workers and employees remains of paramount concern. "We continue to take all the necessary steps to safeguard their well-being by closely & strictly monitoring the adherence to all local government guidelines on health & safety parameters," he informed in a press statement issued by Nissan India.
As part of its safety-related initiatives, RNAIPL has reduced transport and canteen occupancy to 50%, removed fingerprint scanners for the biometric attendance system, among other measures.