Kia India contributed ₹5 crore to the Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (APSDMA). The company claims the contribution has been made to support the state and its people amidst the raging second wave of Covid-19.
Kookhyun Shim, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Kia India handed over the fund transfer document to Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh.
Commenting on the contribution Kookhyun Shim, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Kia India said, “The surge in cases during the second wave of COVID-19 has taken all of us by surprise. As Kia India, we thank the Government of Andhra Pradesh for its tireless efforts in preventing the spread of virus and extend our support of INR 5 Cr in the fight against the pandemic. The funds will be deployed towards meeting the increased requirement of essential medical equipment, including oxygen concentrators, ventilators, cryogenic tankers and D4 type medical grade cylinders in hospitals. We will continue to extend complete support to the government and health authorities to fight the pandemic and come out of it safely.”
During the first wave of Covid-19, the automobile brand had joined hands with the Government of Andhra Pradesh in the fight against the global pandemic and had donated ₹2 crores of CSR funds to the CM Relief Fund.
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