File image of Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra | Photo: Bloomberg
File image of Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra | Photo: Bloomberg
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New Delhi: As India observed ‘janata curfew’ to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Sunday, Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to offer help to the government, in a bid to strengthen the efforts to combat the disease.

In a five-part tweet, the industrialist also expressed his fears that India is already in ‘Stage 3’ of the transmission of the coronavirus, which is community transmission, and said this could cause an exponential rise in the number of cases “putting a huge strain on medical infrastructure”, creating the need for temporary hospitals and ventilators.

Mahindra offered that the resorts owned by his company be utilised as temporary care facilities. He also said his projects team is fully prepared to assist the government or the Army in erecting temporary care facilities.

He also announced that the Mahindra Group will immediately begin figuring out how its manufacturing facilities can make ventilators. He also asserted that a lockdown over the next few weeks is the need of the hour, as it will help flatten the curve, along with moderating the peak pressure on the country’s healthcare infrastructure.


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Donates own salary to set up fund

The billionaire also announced that the Mahindra Foundation will create a fund to assist the hardest-hit sections, like small businesses and self-employed people, in the economy and the value chain. Mahindra offered 100 per cent of his salary to the fund, with further additions later on, and encouraged others from different sectors to voluntarily contribute to it.

Mahindra had said earlier: “The coronavirus pandemic will leave behind a global recession with small businesses, self-employed and daily wagers taking the worst hit.”

He had also shared his personal experiences during the time of coronavirus outbreak, putting up a picture and revealing how he was dealing with social distancing and staying at home during the pandemic.


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  1. MD SARFRAJ. Mahindra Scorpio bahut pasand hai sar. Hamlog bahut garib hai mati ka ghar hai sar hamari helf kijiye sar.
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