COVID-19 cases in SAIL still rising as employees' tests still resulting in positive
SAIL directors including the Chairman Anil Kumar Chaudhary quarantined and working through video conferencing
New Delhi: SAIL has become one of the rare PSUs to have got hit badly with the contagion COVID-19. The situation is grim as the company is still not in a position to tell the exact number of active COVID-19 cases. However, SAIL corporate office was opened on Monday with a minimum number of employees. The SAIL directors including the Chairman Anil Kumar Chaudhary are quarantined though they are working through video conferencing. "Extensive fumigation and sanitization were carried out at the office premise with the assistance of a Government agency along with other supporting facilities and it is being done in a sustained manner" a press statement sent by SAIL management to media noted.
Towards the measure to contain the increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in SAIL and to treat those who have been tested positive, the management has collaborated with Max Healthcare. This facility is for providing end to end healthcare for SAIL Corporate Office employees and their dependents affected by COVID. "Through this collaboration, SAIL aims to facilitate in getting treatment of its COVID affected asymptomatic employees and dependents and those requiring further medical care including hospitalizations. Max Healthcare will extend their professional expertise in managing Corona positive cases reported in SAIL Corporate Office and in dealing with future necessities if required" the press note mentioned.
The financial cost of this medical engagement with Max Healthcare has not been disclosed.
Meanwhile, SAIL has set up a COVID management team that includes doctors of Max healthcare and senior officers of the steel Maharatna which will work under the guidance SAIL Chairman Anil Kumar Chaudhary. The chairman also discussed the modalities and execution of this package with Abhay Soi, Chairman, Max Healthcare. This package is primarily designed for remote monitoring care at home for managing the COVID positive patients who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms or for cases which needs further assistance.
The package consists of key elements for managing home quarantine of COVID positive cases of CO employees and dependents who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. It has an essential medical kit, daily vital monitoring with trained nurses on the phone call, tele-review with doctors and home delivery of medications among other facilities. In case of requirement, necessary hospitalization facilities will also be organized through Max Healthcare.
"The Company is taking all necessary steps to provide extensive health care assistance to its employees while keeping their morale high and positive to fight the challenge together" the release concluded.