As part of its ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives towards the COVID-19
relief efforts, Hero MotoCorp donated five specially designed First Responder Vehicles (FRVs)
to the government hospitals at Jaipur and Ajmer in Rajasthan.
These unique and utilitarian vehicles will be useful for reaching out to patients and the
needy in rural and remote areas and comfortably moving them to the nearest hospitals.
These First Responder Vehicles have been custom-built as an accessory on the powerful
Xtreme 200R motorcycles of HeroMotoCorp, according to a release issued by the company.
It stated that the FRVs have been equipped with a full stretcher with a foldable hood mounted on
the side, essential medical equipment such as a detachable first-aid kit, oxygen cylinder, fire
extinguisher and other safety features such as LED Flasher Lights, foldable beacon light, emergency
wireless public announcement system and siren.
Vijay Sethi, Chief Information Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer; Head – CSR, Hero MotoCorp,
said, “Continuing its assistance in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, Hero MotoCorp has undertaken
on a new effort to provide first responder vehicles to front-line personnel from different state
authorities to assist patients in rural and remote areas. Designed and developed by the engineers
at the Hero’s Centre for Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur and the New Model Centre (NMC)
in Gurgaon, the first responder vehicle is fitted with all the necessary medical equipment that
offers urgent assistance to patients who need to be transported to the hospital.”
Laxmisha Nalluraya, Zonal Head Sales – Central Zone, Hero MotoCorp handed over the five FRVs to
Raghu Sharma, Cabinet Minister of Medical and Health, Government of Rajasthan.
Till date, Hero MotoCorp CSR handed over more than 20 FRVs to the government authorities of
various Indian states including Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh.
As part of its relief efforts for the people impacted by Covid-19, Hero MotoCorp has already
distributed 14 lakhs meals, 37,000 litres of sanitizers, 30 lakhs face masks and 22,000 PPE kits to
government hospitals, the Police departments and other agencies.
By: Murtuza Merchant