COVID-19: Skoda Auto Volkswagen to manufacture face shields in Chakan plant

Published On : 04 April 2020
By Tarashekhar Padhy



The novel coronavirus pandemic is a major danger and every attempt is being made to comprise the spread of the virus. The COVID-19 virus has also found out how underdeveloped our healthcare device is, and wishes for more attention and efforts from all spheres. Doing its bit to safeguard the health of our clinical professionals, Skoda Auto Volkswagen has commenced producing face shields at its Chakan plant close to Pune. The automaker shared images of the face shields being made on the facility and the final product as properly that protects healthcare employees from infected sufferers. The face shield has been designed to prevent droplets from coming in contact with the personnel's face, even as the design is lightweight and forestalls fogging.


The face shields are reusable and can be used for 6 to 8 hours at a stretch before being sanitizers and used again. The company is likewise making face masks that have been approved for use by the Dean and ICU group of workers at the Sassoon General Hospital. Furthermore, automakers will be donating 35,000 sanitizers to hospitals in Mumbai, Pune, and Aurangabad. It has also collaborated with NGOs in Aurangabad to distribute 50,000 meals packets.



In addition, Skoda Auto Volkswagen has also pledged Rs. 1 crore as monetary aid towards a devoted facility in order to be able to accommodate up to 1100 coronavirus sufferers and is presently being installed in association with Sassoon General Hospital in Pune, MH. The financial contribution meanwhile, can be used to supply personal safety gadget kits and medicinal consumables for healthcare professionals. The European auto mass has also said that it will import important scientific elements to India via Volkswagen AG, ought to there be a need.