French companies are helping doctors fight the pandemic

French concern Renault leases 300 cars to doctors in connection with the Covid-19 epidemic. The chemical industry increases the production of antibacterial gel to 100 thousand liters per day.

Renault Group President Jean-Dominique Senard announced on RTL radio that the company is donating 300 Renault Zoe cars to facilitate the movement of medical staff in the coming weeks. The group has already donated 200 cars to the Swiss Red Cross.

The Total Petrochemical Group offers fuel coupons to medical personnel, which can be used at gas stations owned by the company. The cost of the proposed package of coupons is 50 million euros, says in a press release of the company CEO Patrick Puyanne. The concern also plans to donate €5 million to the Paris Pasteur Institute.

Renault, as well as the PSA Group and Valeo have also donated their stock of medical masks to hospitals and government institutions.

The Monoprix food group offers discounts and priority in food supplies for hospital staff.

State carrier SNCF has introduced free trips on TGV and Intercity high-speed trains for medical personnel, while RATP Group has launched 20 bus lines to facilitate the movement of doctors, nurses and rescuers.

France Chemie reports an increase in antibacterial gel production to 100,000 litres per day, roughly equivalent to the needs of 100 public hospitals.

Plants are reorganizing their production lines and producers of all the materials used to produce the gel (isopropanol, thickener, hydrogen peroxide) are increasing their production.

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