Vedanta Aluminium vaccinates over 7,500 people across its plants
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Vedanta Aluminium vaccinates over 7,500 people across its plants

Vedanta Aluminium Ltd, India's largest producer of aluminium and value-added aluminium products, has vaccinated more than 7,500 people across its plants in the country.

The company informed the media that it has augmented the capacity of its Covid care centres and quarantine centres across its plant sites in remote areas of Chhattisgarh and Odisha to handle the Covid-19 pandemic situation around its areas of operations effectively.

With over 550 beds, Vedanta's Covid-19 care centres at Jharsuguda and Lanjigarh in Odisha, and Balco in Korba, Chhattisgarh, the company has developed infrastructure and allotted medical personnel for Covid patients Additionally, the company has created quarantine centres for isolation and post-treatment recovery.

Vedanta is extending its support to the District Covid hospital at Jharsuguda in treating the affected populace from the region. At the District Covid hospital in Bhawanipatna at Kalahandi district, Odisha, the company is working on setting up an oxygen generation facility.

The aluminium manufacturer recently provided 10,000 RT PCR testing kits to the District Government Hospital at Bhawanipatna. The company is also aiding local administrations in carrying out vaccination drives in the periphery. Its own hospitals have also prepared to assist the respective district administrations.

Vedanta plans to further support the Covid-19 management efforts by both state governments and develop field hospitals with all medical infrastructure specifically required for treatment as needed.

To aid the ongoing efforts to manage the second wave of Covid-19, Vedanta Aluminium has pledged to donate Rs 150 crore. Last year, the company had contributed Rs 201 crore to the PM-Cares fund to support the country's efforts in the fight against Covid-19.

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