Bhubaneswar, May 20, 2021: Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium and value-added products, is providing filled medical oxygen cylinders to the Government of Odisha as part of its support in the fight against the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
A total of 2000 oxygen cylinders will be supplied as part of this initiative. The Medical oxygen cylinders were handed over to the State Government on Thursday in Bhubaneswar in the presence of Industrial Promotion & Investment Corporation of Odisha Limited (IPICOL) Managing Director Nitin Jawale and Odisha State Medical Corporation Limited (OSMCL) Managing Director Yamini Sarangi.
Senior officials from the State Government and Vedanta Ltd were also present on the occasion.
On this occasion, Vedanta Aluminium Business Deputy CEO Rahul Sharma, said, “Vedanta stands firmly with the people of Odisha in the fight against COVID.”
Appreciating Vedanta’s initiatives, IPICOL MD Nitin Jawale said, “Oxygen is now a critical requirement in saving the lives of the COVID-affected people. In such a crucial situation, it is appreciable that Vedanta has come forward and has taken the efforts to supply the oxygen cylinders to the government. This reflects on the responsibility and commitment of Vedanta towards the people of Odisha. Vedanta has always been at the forefront to support the government authorities – both at the local operational level as well as the state level.”
The company has plans to further augment COVID management efforts by the State Government by setting up about 300 bed COVID care facilities in Odisha.In its areas of operations, Vedanta is supporting the District COVID Hospital at Jharsuguda in treating the affected populace from the region. In Bhawanipatna at Kalahandi district, the company recently provided 10,000 RT PCR testing kits to the District Government Hospital. Vedanta is also aiding local administrations in carrying out vaccination drives in the periphery of its plants.