Maruti To Temporarily Halt Production To Offer Its Oxygen To Combat COVID-19
Modified On May 10, 2021 01:54 PM By Rohit
Maruti to temporarily halt production at its factories in Haryana and Gujarat to divert all the oxygen used in manufacturing to treating COVID-19 patients
India is battling the second wave of COVID-19 and is facing severe shortage of medical infrastructure and equipment. To help address this issue, Maruti Suzuki has decided to temporarily halt production at its Haryana and Gujarat plants to offer the oxygen required during the car manufacturing process for medical needs.
While Maruti usually carries out its scheduled yearly maintenance shutdown in June, the current medical needs of the nation have made the carmaker advance it, and will now be done between May 1 and 16.
This isn’t the first time Maruti has come forward to offer its help to the country. At the onset of the pandemic in 2020, the carmaker’s seat manufacturing joint venture, Krishna Maruti, had supplied one million face masks to the Haryana government while Maruti had ramped up production of ventilators and also provided food and water supply to those in need around its manufacturing facilities in Haryana.
With cases going up in record numbers, we request all our readers to wear a mask in public places, maintain social distancing, and get yourself vaccinated at the earliest.
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