Company will work closely with govt, says Farrokh Cooper, CMD of Cooper Corporation
SATARA,Maharashtra, July 14 (The CONNECT) – Auto engine and components major Cooper Corporation has stepped up its COVID relief work in Satara district by supplying 13 gensets to hospitals and oxygen facilities to hospitals in Satara to help them meet COVID challenges.
The company has decided to provide all the genset at a nominal fee of Re.1 each to rural hospitals at Koregaon, Kashil, Medha, Dahivadi, Vaduz, Aundh, Somardi, Undale, Gondwale, Pimpode, Kaledhon and Pusegaon. Cooper Corporation will not only supply the gensets to the district hospital but will also maintain them while they are in operation.
District Collector Shekhar Singh, Additional Collector, Ramchandra Shinde, and District Surgeon and Dr. Subhash Chavan have coordinated with the Company for the project
Farrokh Cooper, Chairman and Managing Director, Cooper Corporation, said, “Cooper Corporation is determined to continue its support for the government, with a focus on improving the overall healthcare infrastructure, to safeguard our country from this pandemic. We have considerably increased our on-the-ground efforts to assist COVID Warriors around the region. Over the last year, we have collaboratively worked with the local authorities in Satara. Also, we successfully vaccinated 3,000 officers, employees, and workers.”
The company has been involved in the fight against the pandemic in several ways. It has initiated a drive to distribute more than 15,000 “Mask Booklets” in Marathi on ‘How to make a mask at home’ in association with Satara Zilla Parishad for health workers. In collaboration with Satara Municipal council, it conducted a 30-day sanitizing drive across Satara town, MIDC Satara, Waduj, Pusegaon and Palasi.
Another major concern area was the frontline warriors like police officers who had been affected by the coronavirus. To address the issue Cooper Corporation partnered with Satara Police to distribute full-body protection COVID 19 PPE kit, Infra Thermometer, Face shields and medication. The company also provided high-end ventilator support to civil hospitals through the Grant Medical Foundation, Pune, to strengthen the medical infrastructure in Satara.