The Naveen Jindal-led Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) has assured the Angul district administration to supply medical oxygen for treatment of Covid-19 affected persons.
The JSPL Executive Director and Angul unit head in a letter to the district Collector has said, “As a responsible corporate, JSPL is committed for the wellbeing of well being of the people of Odisha and always with the district administration to address the emergency situation of Covid-19 pandemic.” Responding to the JSPL's noble gesture, Collector Angul has also thanked the company and its social arm, the JSPL Foundation in his tweet.
JSPL’s Chairman Naveen Jindal already announced that JSPL will supply 50 to 100 tonnes every day of medical oxygen from its Odisha and Chhattisgarh unit.Few days before JSPL’s Managing Director VR Sharma had said that the company can halt steel production for a while to make oxygen available at hospitals for treatment of Covis-19 affected persons. The Company had supplied 725 tons of liquid oxygen in Odisha last year to save human lives.
Meanwhile, the JSPL has also taken multipronged initiatives to fight the second wave of Covid-19 across all its operational locations, including Odisha.
The company has instituted Covid Care Centres in each of its business locations. Thermal screening of the workforce, employees, vaccination, periodic testing of all employees and workers, facilities for sanitisation, distribution of masks, operation of isolation centres etc. are being done extensively to keep JSPL workplace safe.