These First Responder Vehicles (FRVs) have been custom-built as an accessory on the powerful Xtreme 200R motorcycles of Hero MotoCorp. 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. 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.
Four First Responder Vehicles were handed over to Pu Er. H.Lalzirliana, Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA), Mamit & Vice Chairman, Road and Infrastructure Development Board in Mizoram.
Commenting on this occasion, Vijay Sethi, Chief Information Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer & Head - Corporate Social Responsibility, Hero MotoCorp, said, “Continuing our efforts towards combating the COVID-19 pandemic, Hero MotoCorp has developed and provided these First Responder Vehicles (FRVs) to health officials in different state authorities. 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 FRV is fitted with all the necessary medical equipment that offers urgent assistance to patients who require to be transported to the hospital.”
Till date, Hero MotoCorp has handed over more than 35 FRVs to the government authorities of various Indian states including - Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. As part of its relief efforts for the people impacted by Covid-19, Hero MotoCorp has already distributed 15 lakhs meals, 23,000+ ration kits, 37,201 litres of sanitizers, 36 lakh face masks and 40,000+ PPE kits to government hospitals, the Police departments and other agencies.
Hero MotoCorp Ltd settled at Rs2,999.80 per piece up by Rs11.35 or 0.38% from its previous closing of Rs2,988.45 on the BSE, on Friday.