During these tough times of the second wave of COVID-19 in India, car manufacturers are doing their bits to help in this situation. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari requested MG Motors to provide 100 ambulances for the Nagpur and Vidarbha region. The manufacturer has responded immediately by deploying eight such ambulances and will soon provide more such vehicles.
MG Motors built these customised Hectors at its Halol plant. The ambulances are equipped with state-of-the-art systems to transport the patients. They come equipped with a medicine cabinet with a five-parameter monitor, an auto-loading stretcher, ventilator, an oxygen supply system, an alternate power backup (invertor) with additional sockets, a siren, a lightbar, and a fire extinguisher. MG has previously donated Hector Ambulances to GMERS Hospital in Vadodara and CHC Hospital in Halol.
- Imported auto-loading stretcher.
- Oxygen system with cylinder.
- Jump seat for attendant -reuse rear seat to save cost.
- Fire extinguisher.
- Medicine Cabinet with 5 parameter Monitor.
- Internal lighting and top light bar with siren and amplifier
- Inverter with battery and sockets
- Medical equipment
MG Motors will produce 100 such ambulances in total under its CSR exercise. Eight of them are already delivered and are in use.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajeev Chaba, President and MD, MG Motor India, said, “We are extremely proud that the minister has called for our support at this critical time. We have immediately deposited 8 of the 100 requested Hector Ambulance units.”
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MG Motors is also working on the production of medical oxygen in Gujarat. Earlier this year, MG collaborated with Devnandan Gases to increase the production output of medical oxygen. With the joint efforts, MG Motors was able to increase the production capacity by 15.2% within a week’s time. The aim is to increase the production by at least 50% in the coming times. MG India also donated 200 beds for the COVID-19 patients via Credihealth in Gurugram.
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MG Motos updated its Hector and Hector Plus models earlier this year with new features and a tweaked look. The manufacturer now plans to launch the petrol version of the ZS EV in the Indian market. The upcoming vehicle will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos in India.
The manufacturer also sells the flagship Gloster in the Indian market, which has gained popularity too. The full-size SUV takes on the like of Toyota Fortuner. Recently, MG hiked the price of the Gloster by Rs 80,000. It is the third hike on the car since its launch in the Indian market.