Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to offer help to the government, in a bid to strengthen the efforts to combat the novel coronavirus, which has become a threat worldwide..
In a series of tweet, the business tycoon also expressed his fears that India is already in ‘Stage 3’ of the transmission of the coronavirus, which is community transmission.
Mahindra said he would help small businesses and self-employed people, who are worst hit by this outbreak and would contribute 100 per cent of his salary to create a fund. He encouraged others from different sectors to voluntarily contribute to it.
"I will contribute 100 per cent of my salary to it and will add more over the next few months. I urge all our various businesses to also set aside contributions for those who are the hardest hit in their ecosystem".
He also announced production of ventilators at Mahindra's factories, to fight the virus. "To help in the response to this unprecedented threat, we at the Mahindra Group will immediately begin work on how our manufacturing facilities can make ventilators. At Mahindra Holidays, we stand ready to offer our resorts as temporary care facilities," he tweeted.
Additionally, he said that Mahindra Group is ready to support the Indian government and the Army in establishing temporary healthcare facilities.
Mahindra had said earlier shared his personal experiences during the time of coronavirus outbreak.
The number of coronavirus positive patients in India rose to 415 on Monday, according to Ministry of Health. Several states have announced complete lockdown in the wake of the novel coronavirus.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked state governments to ensure rules of lockdown are followed properly and called on citizens to take the issue seriously.