Cooper Corporation, manufacturer of engines, auto components and gensets, has been actively engaged with local authorities to revive Satara from the impact of the COVID-19. The company has been involved in the fight against the pandemic in several ways. It has initiated a drive to distribute more than 15,000 “Mask Booklets” in Marathi on ‘How to make mask at home’ in association with Satara Zilla Parishad for health workers. In collaboration with Satara Municipal council, it conducted a 30-day sanitizing drive across all parts of Satara town, MIDC Satara, Waduj, Pusegaon & Palasi.
Another key concern area was the frontline warriors like police officers who had been affected by the coronavirus. To address the issue Cooper Corporation partnered with Satara Police to distribute full-body protection COVID 19 PPE kit, Infra Thermometer, Face shields and medication. The company also provided high-end ventilator support to civil hospitals through the Grant Medical Foundation, Pune, with the objective of strengthening the medical infrastructure in Satara.
Farrokh Cooper, Chairman and Managing Director, Cooper Corporation, said, “We at Cooper Corporation are committed to continuing our support for the government, with a key focus on strengthening the overall healthcare infrastructure, in order to save our nation from this pandemic. With the slew of social initiatives across the city to curtail the rise in the number of cases, we have significantly increased our on-the-ground activities to bring relief to COVID Warriors around the region. Likewise, we are honoured to obtain this assistance from Satara Zilla Parishad, Municipal Council of Satara, Grant Medical Foundation, Pune for their help for citizens’ welfare”.
The company also distributed essential food products to migrant workers, poor families, and daily wagers of Kodoli village and Karad town. In addition, 3000 cotton masks were distributed to workmen/ community and food items were provided to Vaidik Dharma Samvardhini Sabha, Satara. Besides, Cooper Corporation has distributed more than 4000 doses of Camphor0-1 homeopathic tablets to its employees and to the community around. It has also distributed 2000 Ayush Kwath immunity building tablet containers.
Today, Cooper Corporation employs more than 3000 people and staff is closely monitored for their health, as their safety and well-being are of paramount importance. The COVId19 preventive measures have been implemented through a detailed procedural manual and shop-floor training. The staff have been trained to always wear safety protective gear and use the Aarogya Setu app to track their health status. The most important priority is the sanitization of the vicinity and the products. The factory is being disinfected at regular intervals with the availability of hand sanitizers at multiple locations in the facility.
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