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Daimler India Commercial Vehicles opens Vaccination Centre to support Local Community

Written by Nayak

DICV (Daimler India Commercial Vehicles) announces the opening of its vaccination centre for the local community. The vaccination centre located in Oragadam Plant will remain open Monday to Saturday from 9:30 AM till 5:00 PM. The facility has five vaccination booths and has the capability to process around 250 people per day.

The vaccination booth has a refreshment area along with a post-vaccination lounge. This facility can seat 300 people maintaining social distancing all at once. The rising cases of Covid-19 in the country are quite alarming. Thus, the Central Government is pushing the citizens to take the Covid-19 vaccination, which will help flatten the curve rapidly.

The Vaccination Process And Eligibility

The citizens interested to take the Covid-19 vaccination will have to first register themselves at the government’s Co-WIN website. Currently, the registration is open for all citizens of 18 years old and above. DICV confirmed that the vaccination would start once the doses are available. To ensure a smooth and stress-free process, trained personnel from private hospitals and government health centres will undertake the entire process. Interestingly, DICV also mentioned that it plans to give free vaccines to truck drivers of all brands. DICV will continue offering this vaccination centre as long as necessary and help the citizens to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

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Daimler India Commercial Vehicles is a part of Daimler Truck AG, Germany and operates in India under the brand name BharatBenz. The commercial products in India include BharatBenz buses, Mercedes-Benz coaches, bus chassis and more. The manufacturing plant located in Oragadam near Chennai is spread across 400 acres. The plant also includes a track for testing and R&D purposes. The products manufactured in the facility have their presence in over 60 markets in Asia, Africa, South America and the Middle East. Currently, DICV represents an overall investment of more than INR 9,560 crores in the country. In March 2021, IFRS accounting standards reported that DICV’s market share rose from 5.8 per cent to 9.1 per cent.

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