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DICV Opens Vaccination Centre for Local Community

  • Located in Oragadam Plant, open Monday to Saturday, 9:30-17:00
  • Five vaccination booths, able to process up to 250 people/day
  • Medical team on standby with ambulance and emergency rescue
  • Refreshment area, post-vaccination lounge, socially-distanced seating for 300 people available

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles today announced the opening of a vaccination centre at its CV manufacturing plant in Oragadam. The facility will be open from Monday to Saturday, 9:30 to 17:00. With five vaccination booths, the centre can process up to 250 people a day. The facility also has a refreshments area, a post-vaccination lounge and seating for up to 300 people. 

Anyone wishing to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine should register through the Government’s Co-WIN site: www.cowin.gov.in. Registration is available to those 18 years old and above. Vaccinations at the DICV site will commence once doses are available; vaccines will be administered by private hospital and government health personnel depending on availability.

In addition to employees, DICV also plans to give the vaccine free to truck drivers of all brands. The company will continue offering the facility as a vaccination centre for as long as necessary.

About Daimler India Commercial Vehicles

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG, Germany and operating under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia, is a full-fledged commercial vehicle player in India with a brand dedicated to its home market: BharatBenz. DICV produces and sells trucks from 9 to 55 tons, as well as BharatBenz buses, Mercedes-Benz coaches, and bus chassis. DICV’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at Oragadam near Chennai spreads over 400 acres (160 hectares) including a highly modern test track and is home to the company’s headquarters, R&D, and training operations. With one global quality standard, it also produces for Daimler Trucks’ brands of FUSO, Mercedes-Benz, and Freightliner. Products and parts are exported to more than 60 markets in the Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. DICV represents an overall investment of more than INR 9,560 crores.