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Here is what Power Grid is doing to keep its employees safe from COVID

Power Grid has taken various initiatives to keep safe its employees and their dependents from the Coronavirus pandemic

From vaccination drive to augmenting COVID care facilities, Power Grid doing much to keep safe its employees from COVID
From vaccination drive to augmenting COVID care facilities, Power Grid doing much to keep safe its employees from COVID

New Delhi: State-run Maharatna power PSU, Power Grid has actively taken up various initiatives for extending timely help to its employees and their dependents in all its offices across the country. Here is the brief of the initiatives taken by the Power Grid to keep safe its employees from the pandemic -

Vaccination drive

Vaccination is the most crucial weapon to fight this pandemic and to prevent the virus. In this line, Power Grid is organising vaccination camps for its employees and their family members across all its establishments in India be it the Corporate Centre in Gurugram, all offices including Regional Headquarters and the Sub-stations located in remote parts of the country. The cost of vaccinating the staff and their families is being borne by the company.

The vaccine camps are being organised for both age groups 18-45 and more than 45 years regularly for providing the first and second doses of vaccines. This facility has been extended by the Power Grid to its superannuated employees, contractual employees and their families also. Besides, the vaccination camps were also organised for employees from the Ministry of Power, Power PSUs. The vaccination drives are receiving an overwhelming response.

Providing meals to all the affected employees and their families

Power Grid is providing complimentary meal service to all the affected employees and their families. The same practice is also being followed at the Regional Headquarters and other establishments of Power Grid.

Setting up isolation centres 

Power Grid has increased the capacity of its isolation center in sector 46, Gurugram which it had set up amidst the pandemic in 2020. A new isolation center in Manesar has also been set up which is available to the superannuated employees and their families. The isolation center in Manesar has a capacity of 50 beds and a separate facility of beds for those who require to be quarantined. Resident doctors, nurses and paramedics have also been arranged at the isolation center, while consultation with senior doctors is available online.

Oxygen concentrators and cylinders, medicines for treating COVID have also been arranged. The company has tied up with providers of pathological services and scans so that there is no delay in treating the affected. Ambulance service is also kept on standby for ferrying the sick. The isolation centers are well furnished and patients are being provided with meals free of cost. Such set-up has been replicated in the offices of Power Grid across India.

ICU Ventilators

Under its CSR, Power Grid had handed over nine ICU Ventilators to the tune of Rs 1.14 crore to the Dean of Government Medical College, Chandrapur. These ICU ventilators are being used to treat the patients during the ongoing pandemic. Further masks and sanitizers are being distributed to the administration in various states including Orissa where 5,000 masks and 500 bottles of hand sanitizers were handed over to ADM Angul for the protection and prevention of COVID-19. Understanding the importance of Ambulances in the present pandemic, Power Grid handed over an ambulance to Vadodara Municipal Corporation to take care of COVID 19 affected patients.

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24x7 help

Dedicated teams have been constituted by the Human Resource Departments across the regions for helping the staff and their families who are unfortunately suffering from the pandemic. The team is working 24x7 for helping the staff and their family in getting hospital admission, arranging oxygen and medicines etc. The details of these services are being provided to the employees through the centralized helpline numbers which have been shared on the intranet of all regional headquarters and the intranet websites of all other establishments.

Creating awareness 

The Corporate Communications Department is working towards making the employees and common masses aware of COVID 19 protocols and appropriate behaviour. The government initiatives are also being highlighted through creative video, templates and other motivational creations. These are helping in creating awareness.

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