Vedanta executes vaccination programme for employees, families

RNS: Delivering on its commitment to ensuring the health and well-being of its people, Vedanta has launched a mega vaccination drive across its locations to cover all employees, their families, and business partners.

The company has received 50,000 doses of the vaccine and employees and family members are being inoculated across business units. Vedanta is procuring an additional 2 lakh doses to complete the inoculation plan, which covers Business Partners, along with family members. More than 1.2 lakh people will be vaccinated under the program, informed a Public Relations Official at ESL.

As a caring corporate, ESL Steel has been equally focused on its employees’ wellbeing. The company is continuously organizing vaccination drives to ensure that all its eligible employees get the required protection, thereby contributing to India’s fight against the pandemic. Additionally, ESL has a medical facility and three ambulances stationed in its plant premises as a precautionary measure in case of any emergency, an official said.

Other than that, ESL Steel Limited registered its liquid medical oxygen plant at Siyaljori near Bokaro to supply it based on the requirements of the MOHFW and Steel Ministry. ESL has been supplying liquid oxygen across the states of Bihar and Punjab. Earlier this month, the company delivered 1500 oxygen regulators to the Jharkhand Health Minister and even met all the District Administration requirements for medical equipment and supplies that are crucial in fighting the pandemic.

Employee-centricity is at the core of Vedanta which has taken up employee-friendly initiatives to promote the health and safety of its people, especially during the current pandemic. The company is spending around Rs 12.6 crore to procure vaccines in bulk for the Vedanta family.

Vedanta Chairman Anil Agarwal said: “The safety and well-being of every single member of Vedanta and the extended family of business partners is of paramount importance. Our vaccination drive will ensure 100 per cent of our people are inoculated. We stand firmly with the central and state governments in contributing towards the country’s vaccination program.”

Meanwhile, to provide a sense of security to employees and their families, the company has introduced a best-in-class Term Life Insurance Policy with worldwide coverage for all executives across the group. The policy provides coverage of 5x fixed pay of employees which is equivalent to the annual salary for 5 years.

The Term Life insurance provides financial security for the dependents of the employees in the unfortunate event of death and is in addition to Mediclaim and Group Personal Accident insurance policies currently provided to support the employees in emergencies.

The Medical insurance cover has also been enhanced to 1.5 times the existing eligibility. Vedanta is extending all support that is required and corporate floater cover is introduced for any employee that exceeds their eligibility.

It is rolling out 10 Vedanta Cares Field Hospitals for COVID patients across the country. The Field Hospital project – an initiative of Anil Agarwal Foundation – is being rolled out in Delhi NCR, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Odisha, Jharkhand, and Tamil Nadu.

ESL Steel is currently focused on erecting a 100-bed open field hospital, complete with all facilities including ICUs and oxygen cylinders, in Chas, Bokaro to help COVID-positive patients recover soon.

In addition, the company is holding yet another vaccination drive this week for all its employees to stay protected from the ill effects of COVID-19.

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