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April 24, 2020

Hitachi collaborates in India's fight Against COVID-19

Pledges COVID-19 testing kits at Government Hospitals in Delhi NCR

 

New Delhi, April 24, 2020 --- Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd. (“Hitachi India”) today announced that Hitachi India and Hitachi Metals (India) Pvt. Ltd. will pledge COVID-19 testing kits at select Government hospitals in Delhi, NCR to battle against Coronavirus epidemic. With an upsurge in the number of cases, these testing kits will empower the doctors and hospitals to identify early detection and containment ensuring timely treatment of the patient.

With the provision of these kits, Hitachi India and Hitachi Metals (India) have fortified their commitment towards a sustainable society by offering solutions for this pandemic issue in India. As an initial advancement, the testing kits have already been provided at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, New Delhi.

Commenting on the work crisis, Mr. Bharat Kaushal, Managing Director Hitachi India said, "The COVID-19 pandemic has posed one of the biggest global health challenges. We are with the Government and its formidable actions taken to fight this pandemic. Re-emphasizing the role, Hitachi’s core values, Social and Economic Values, and as a true committed partner to the nation's well-being, Hitachi India and Hitachi Metals (India) together pledges their support to the Government of India through a small endeavour of helping in testing of COVID-19. I am confident, that India will combat this catastrophe and will help in enhancing the nation's capability of early detection and containment. These kits will be made available across laboratories in government hospitals. Hitachi through its vision of "contributing to society through the development of superior, original technology and products, " will continue to seek coalitions to enrich its solution offerings and capabilities and support towards building a Safe and Sustainable Society.”

Responding on priority to the government, society and citizen's need of the hour, with Social Innovation Business as the driving mission, Hitachi with its technological expertise will continue to make our world a better place to live.


About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is focusing on Social Innovation Business combining its operational technology, information technology and products. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2018 (ended March 31, 2019) totaled 9,480.6 billion yen ($85.4 billion), and the company has approximately 296,000 employees worldwide. Hitachi delivers digital solutions utilizing Lumada in five sectors including Mobility, Smart Life, Industry, Energy and IT, to increase our customer's social, environmental and economic value. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at https://www.hitachi.com.


About Hitachi India

Hitachi’s partnership with India dates back to 1930s with importing of table fans and later on went on to supply steam engines followed by Turbines for the Bhakra Nangal Dam. Since then Hitachi has been mounting its footprints in India and solidifying its position with presence of around 28 group companies (as of December 31st, 2019) and approximately 12,000 employees (as of December 31, 2019) fueling the transformation of India. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at https://www.hitachi.co.in.

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