Rourkela: SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) is taking massive preventive measures in connection with the current issues related to the outbreak of coronavirus all over the world.
As a precautionary measure, the biometric attendance system has been discontinued in the plant as well as in the township. Large public meetings and programmes involving many employees inside the plant or in the township have already been deferred. Mass Contact Exercise – hailed as one of the biggest communication exercises in Indian corporate sector that is being organised for the last 18 years every week covering about 400 to 500 employees has been kept in abeyance as a preventive measure. Allotment of the civic centre for conducting various socio-cultural functions has been postponed, while no fresh booking is being allowed in the community centres.
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The Inter Steel Football Tournament that was to be organised by RSP under the aegis of Steel Plant Sports Board from March 17, has been postponed. The ongoing sporting events have also been cancelled.
Necessary medical check-up of the foreign experts engaged for the Hot Strip Mill-2 Project has been carried out and all of them have been found to be tested negative with regard to coronavirus. However, as a preventive measure, some of them are being kept under quarantine.
A special cell has been opened in Ispat General Hospital for providing medical help to the people having the symptoms of Corona. It is worth mentioning here that not a single case affected with coronavirus has been reported so far in IGH.
A massive awareness campaign has also been initiated. A film has been made comprising information along with visuals regarding the symptoms as well as Do’s and Don’ts pertaining to the disease. It has also stressed on the fact that corona is preventable and there is no need to panic. The film is being screened in various forums and is also being circulated through social media.
Leaflets carrying the ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ pertaining to the disease are being distributed door-to-door in the Steel Township. Hoardings are also being put in strategic locations both inside the Plant and in the township to create awareness and also advising people not to get panicky.
RSP’s CEO Dipak Chattaraj has addressed all the Heads of Departments as well as other senior officers over a teleconference and discussed the steps being taken by the Plant to overcome the challenge. It is worth mentioning here that all alternative measures are being taken so that there would be no crisis pertaining to the input materials and no disruption in plant operation.
The CEO has exhorted the employees to not to panic and said, “It is a matter of relief that no case of coronavirus has been so far reported in this region. However, we cannot be complacent or careless. We have to strictly adhere to the Do’s and Don’t pertaining to the spread of the disease. At the same time, it is our responsibility to be vigilant and observe the symptoms of people in our vicinity. If anyone shows any signs of being affected by the coronavirus we should immediately facilitate in providing urgent medical attention to that person.”
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