Hindalco Industries limited, the metal flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group, reaffirmed its support to the people of Jharkhand as the state battled the deadly second wave of Covid-19.
At the peak of the second Covid wave when the State faced a severe oxygen crunch, Hindalco ensured oxygen cylinders promptly reached key locations across Jharkhand. Hindalco’s Jharkhand Mines provided 125 jumbo oxygen cylinders with a capacity of 46.7 litres each to government authorities to aid hospitals in Lohardaga, Gumla, Palamu and Latehar districts. This included 40 jumbo oxygen cylinders and 20 oxygen concentrators donated to the Health Department. Additionally, 50 beds, 1,000 face masks and isolation kits were provided to the Covid Centre at Lohardaga to boost the medical infrastructure in this critical time.
In the recently allotted Chakla Coal Mines area, the Company has provided 4 B type cylinders with a capacity of 10.5 kg per cylinder to the Latehar district administration. Other medicines were also provided to two health centres in Chakla to prevent the rise of common infections.
The Company’s CSR team distributed 4,000 face masks, sanitizers and natural immunity boosters including over 6,000 capoor, ajwain and lawang packets among the community in mining areas of Lohardaga.