Hero MotorCorp turns motorcycles into mobile ambulances

NEW DELHI: Hero MotorCorp will donate 60 mobile first response ambulances to authorities in multiple regions, the company said Tuesday.

These unique and utilitarian mobile ambulances will be helpful in reaching patients in rural and remote areas and comfortably transporting them to the nearest hospitals.

These ambulances have been custom built as accessories for riding on Hero motorcycles, with an engine capacity of 150cc and above. Ambulance accessories include a sleeping arrangement with essential medical equipment such as a first aid kit, an oxygen cylinder, a fire extinguisher, and a siren.

The Hero Group has pledged a corpus of Rs 100 crore ($ 14 million) to aid Covid-19's ongoing relief efforts in India. Half of this sum, or Rs 50 million, is being contributed to the PM-Cares Fund and the remainder of Rs 50 is being spent on other aid efforts.

The BML, run by Hero Group in Haryana state in India, has offered its 2,000-bed shelter for use by the local health department as an isolation and treatment room.

Hero MotoCorp also distributes more than 15,000 meals a day to salaried workers, stranded workers and homeless families in various areas of Delhi-NCR, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.