Ashok Leyland and Apollo Tyres have teamed up to drive initiative providing healthcare benefits to the truck drivers in Namakkal, a primary transhipment hub in Tamil Nadu. Having been run by Apollo Tyres, the healthcare center, is established at the Ashok Leyland’s Driver Training Institute at Namakkal. The inauguration was facilitated by Anuj Kathuria, Chief Operating Officer, Ashok Leyland and Balachandar NV, President – HR, Communication and CSR, Ashok Leyland along with Satish Sharma, President, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Apollo Tyres and Sunam Sarkar, President and Chief Business Officer, Apollo Tyres. Aiming to create awareness on HIV-AIDS and prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among truckers, the center, will have qualified doctors to help them fight these diseases. The two companies plan to establish more such healthcare centers in large transhipment hubs in the near future.

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