› The company is also contributing medicines and some medical devices/equipment worth INR 14 lacs
like oxygen cylinders, stethoscope, BP monitors and other essentials to the 1400 bed Mahalunge Covid
› Karanjvihire Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) serves around 12 villages, including ŠAVW plant area in
› The van will also be used transfer patients requiring hospitalization as well as provide medical
consultation in the villages they visit
Pune, 08 July, 2020: ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India today handed its Mobile Health Clinic Van to the Karanjvihire
Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) that will help the medical staff medical consultation to around 12 villages including
the including ŠAVW plant area in Pune. The same was handed over by Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director,
ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd to Khed Taluka Medical officials at the company’s corporate headquarter in
Pune. The Mobile Health Clinic Van will be provided for a period of six months, as an interim replacement for the 15
year old in-use ambulance, and will be utilized exclusively to transfer pregnant women to the Healthcare Centre to
ensure a sanitized environment, and avoid mixing with regular patients.
In addition to the van, SAVWIPL is donating medicines and essential medical equipment worth INR 14 lakhs to the
Mahalunge Covid Care Centre in Pune.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director, ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Pvt
Ltd said, “At ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India, we are strongly committed towards our community and its well-being.
We are humbled to be a part of such humanitarian initiatives and contribute to the society. As defined in our
community charter, we will continue to support healthcare as one of the key pillars of our CSR initiatives.”
Dr. Baliram Gadhave, Taluka Health Officer-Khed commended SAVW’s efforts to support healthcare institutions
in Pune district and other parts of the State and was particularly appreciative of the support extended to the
Mahalunge Covid Care Centre.
Dr. Jayshree Mahajan, Medical Officer, Karanjvihire Primary Healthcare Centre commented, “I would like take
this opportunity to thank ŠAVW for their contribution in ensuring the continuity of the Mobile Health clinic for the
numerous beneficiaries residing in and around Karanjvihire. The support of establishments like SKODA Auto
Volkswagen India enables essential healthcare access to the rural community and the general wellbeing of the
society at large.”
Earlier, ŠAVWIPL had pledged financial support of INR 1 crore for the 1100-bed dedicated COVID-19 facility at
Sassoon General Hospital in Pune and donated medicines worth INR 22.34 lakhs. The company’s employees in
Aurangabad, Mumbai and Pune supported by the labor unions in Pune and Aurangabad also contributed a day’s
salary to raise over INR 1.2 crore to fund 15 full featured ventilators, monitors and PPE kits to Covid facilities in
Aurangabad, Pune and Mumbai. Furthermore, ŠAVWIPL also produced and donated over 15,000 reusable Face
Shields to hospitals in Aurangabad, Pune, Latur and Beed. The company also produced Automatic AMBU Bags,
Intubation boxes and 3D printed retro fitted filtered Oxygen Masks to aid healthcare providers treating Covid-19
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Dr. Jayshree Mahajan receiving the mobile health clinic from Mr.
Gurpratap Boparai at the ŠAVWIPL corporate headquarters in
ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited:
› Headquartered in Pune, ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL) is the new company that
represents passenger vehicle entities of Volkswagen Group in India
› SAVWIPL has been formed following the merger of Volkswagen India Private Limited (VWIPL), ŠKODA AUTO
India Private Limited (SAIPL), and Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Limited (NSC).
› The combined entity oversees the business operations of five brands – ŠKODA, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and
Lamborghini – in India
› SAVWIPL operates two manufacturing facilities – at Chakan, Pune and Shendra, Aurangabad
› SAVWIPL employs over 4,400 people across functions and locations in India.
› The launch of the ŠKODA brand in India in 2001 heralded the entry of the Volkswagen Group into the country
› Volkswagen and Audi made their India debut in 2007 while Porsche and Lamborghini followed in 2012
› SAVWIPL is committed to India and will continue to serve Indian customers with an array of desirable, high
quality automobiles that reflect the needs of the Indian customer and their aspirations
› Read and know more about SAVWIPL at https://skoda-vw.co.in/