Vedanta, one of the world’s largest natural resources conglomerates has rolled out a massive vaccination drive across its locations to cover the children of all their employees and business partners in the eligible age bracket of 15-18 years. The initiative also includes putting up community vaccination camps for children in this age group in Mumbai and Delhi, the two cities that are witnessing the highest caseload. Vedanta will also be facilitating booster shots for senior citizens and frontline workers.
The move is in line with the company’s vision and commitment to ensure the health and well-being of its people, their families and communities. The initiatives are being rolled out under the aegis of Anil Agarwal Foundation. The group has been undertaking vaccination drives for its people throughout the pandemic and has already administered around 1.5 lakh doses so far through their various initiatives. Pushing the vaccination drive further, Vedanta is now looking to expand reach to more than 2 lakh vaccine doses.
Employee-centricity is at the core of Vedanta’s philosophy and the group has undertaken numerous employee friendly initiatives to promote health and safety of its people, especially during the current pandemic. The company has already invested more than Rs.250 cores for Covid relief measures thus benefitting over 15 Lakh people in the process.
Speaking on the initiative Mr. Sunil Duggal, Group CEO, Vedanta said, “We at Vedanta believe that the safety and wellbeing of our people and their extended families is our top priority as we find ourselves in the midst of a third wave of the pandemic, fueled by the Omicron variant. Our vaccination drive will target children in the eligible age group, and we will also provide booster shots for senior citizens and frontline workers in line with the government guidelines and availability of vaccines. We stand in support of our government to fight this virus and eventually make our nation covid free”.
The company plans to continue organizing dedicated vaccination camps for employees, their families and business partners across their operation sites and offices to cover every eligible person.
Vedanta has been at the forefront of the country’s battle against Covid-19 by providing critical support to the society and to those affected by the pandemic in the form of producing and supplying oxygen, setting up field hospitals and Covid care centres, providing vaccinations and medical equipment for critical care, like oxygen cylinders, ventilators, ICU beds etc.
The group had set up 10 field hospitals with 100 beds each in record time last year to provide support to Covid patients and has also tied up with Apollo Hospital and Healthspring for helping in Covid management across their sites along with tie-ups with reputed hospitals across the country. The Anil Agarwal Foundation (AAF) had also launched the ‘Swasth Gaon Abhiyaan’ to provide end-to-end healthcare services to 1000 villages across 12 states.