Over 7,500 people vaccinated by Vedanta at its plants in Odisha & Chhattisgarh

Nation Odisha

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, May 5: Vedanta Aluminium & Power Business has vaccinated more than 7,500 of its people across its plants in Odisha and Chhattisgarh.

“Further, it has swiftly augmented the capacity of its COVID Care Centres and quarantine centres across its plant sites in remote areas of Odisha and Chhattisgarh to effectively handle the pandemic scenario around its areas of operations,” said a release issued by the Vedanta Aluminium.

With over 550 beds, Vedanta’s COVID Care Centres at Jharsuguda and Lanjigarh in Odisha, and BALCO in Korba, Chhattisgarh, are equipped with required infrastructure and medical personnel to provide proper care to those affected by COVID, it said.

Additionally, Quarantine Centres have been created for isolation and post-treatment recovery.

Vedanta is supporting the District COVID Hospital at Jharsuguda in treating the affected populace from the region. At the District COVID Hospital in Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district in Odisha, the company is working to set up an oxygen generation facility, it added.

It has recently provided 10,000 RT-PCR testing kits to the District Government Hospital at Bhawanipatna.

To aid the ongoing efforts to manage the second wave of the pandemic, Vedanta Chairman Anil Agarwal has pledged Rs 150 crore. Last year, Vedanta had contributed Rs 201 crore to the fight against COVID-19 in the form of contribution to the PM-CARES Fund, supporting livelihood of the daily wage workers across the nation, and giving preventive health care and support to all employees and business partners across its plant locations.

Ajay Kapur, CEO – Aluminium & Power and MD – Commercial, Vedanta Ltd., said, “As the entire country battles to overcome the pandemic, we are committed to supporting our people, partners, communities and government through this critical period.”

Appreciating the company’s efforts, T Ashok Kumar, Nodal Officer (COVID Operations), and Divisional Forest Officer, Southern Division, Kalahandi, said, “Vedanta has come forward with all required support in the prevention of COVID-19, since the outbreak of the pandemic, in supporting the district health authorities.”

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