Bangalore, : Continuing its relief measures in the fight against COVID-19, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced that some of its employees would begin to contribute and support the National Doctor Helpline. About 60 TKM employees have been identified on a work-from-home model initially for a period of one month extendable as per need to support the helpline that provides teleconsultation to COVID-19 patients.
The volunteering TKM employees will onboard doctors and assist COVID-19 patients to connect with the registered doctors. Their role will also include preparing doctor shifts besides helping ensure all those patients who call the helpline number can reach the doctors through proper scheduling and follow-ups. The 1st batch of volunteers are receiving the necessary online training from appointed agencies following which they will soon be deployed.
The volunteers are part of TKM’s ‘COVID Warriors Club’, which was formed to support the local communities and Government departments in dealing with the rising demand for medical care due to the COVID-19 infections.
Talking about the new initiative, Mr. G. Shankara, Vice President, HR and Services, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said, “We had formed the COVID Warriors Club to support the local community and our Government agencies, in the overwhelming surge in the second COVID wave. This voluntary initiative will help provide the much-needed support to the frontline workers managing the helpline. Besides, the activity will provide a channel for our employees who are passionate about contributing to the relief measures while ensuring they stay at home and maintain social distancing. More employee volunteers are willing to step up and strengthen the Government’s efforts if the need arises.”
Besides the above initiative TKM is working towards providing essential medical equipment like oxygen concentrators, Ambu bags, bedside monitors among others to the local health departments.