The Honda Thailand Foundation have committed a sum of 40 million Thai Baht to support 48 hospitals around Thailand to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
The sum will go into the production of 100 negative pressure mobile beds meant to keep frontliners safe from the Covid-19 virus while treating and transporting patients. These beds will be produced by volunteer staff of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co. Ltd. at the Honda production plant in Ayutthaya province which has temporarily suspended operations, under the supervision of the Vajira Hospital.
That’s not all. The foundation is also contributing 1,000 face shields, 10,000 PPE suits, 100,000 face masks purchased from the Department of Corrections, and 10 ambulances.
The foundation gave credit to Honda Thailand’s customers who have had a part to play in this effort as the funds were generated from the sale of Honda cars, motorcycles and power tools.
The Honda Khiang Khang Thai (HKKT) fund, as it is called, was set up by the Honda Group of Companies in Thailand in 2012. Its objective is to help Thais who are affected by natural disasters such as floods, landslides etc.
Honda contributes 1,000 Thai Baht to the fund for every Honda vehicle sold, 100 Baht for every Honda motorcycle sold, and 10 baht for every Honda power tool sold. Over the last eight years, the HKKT has contributed 335 million Baht in support of the Thai people.