SJVN contributes towards fight against COVID-19

New Delhi: The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken the world by storm. In this hour of crisis, SJVN Limited has initiated several measures to combat against COVID-19. As a socially responsible corporate, SJVN Limited is extending full support towards the implementation of various measures to deal with the pandemic.

SJVN Limited's Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Nand Lal Sharma informed that in the fight against COVID-19, SJVN is vigorously carrying out various initiatives and assisting the efforts of the government in the states of Himachal Pradesh (HP), Bihar and Uttarakhand. He stated that in project hospitals at Jhakri (Shimla) and Bayal (Kullu), SJVN Limited has prepared eight isolation beds, in addition to this 54 quarters are also prepared to be used as quarantine units in case of any emergency. In addition to this SJVN has extended financial support of around Rs 1 crore for the purchase of six ventilators for IGMC, Shimla, five ventilators for DRPMC, Tanda and two ventilators for MGH, Rampur.

This financial assistance also included provisions for purchase of PPE, facemasks and sanitizers. Sharma further told that an amount of Rs 2 lakh has been provided to the district administration, Kangra and similarly an amount of Rs 10 lakh has been provided to the district administration, Hamirpur for providing food and other essential commodities to the needy population. In addition to this 16,000 triple-layered face masks, 5,160 sanitizers have also been procured to be distributed amongst the general public around projects and offices in Himachal Pradesh. Sharma told that SJVN Limited is executing one 1,320 MW thermal power plant in Bihar and for the benefit of the population residing in its vicinity, SJVN Limited has provided four ventilators in the government hospitals situated in Buxar.

For setting up isolation units in these hospitals, SJVN Limited is also providing 120 semi fowler beds along with mattresses, bedsheets and pillows. In addition to this around 50,000 facemasks, 6,000 units of sanitizers have been provided to the administration. He further added that as a goodwill gesture SJVN Limited is providing 4 soaps with each to the families residing in project affected area of Buxar Thermal Power Plant totalling to 30,000 units. Sharma further told that the organisation is taking lead in creating awareness on the Coronavirus pandemic. To supplement the efforts of government various media like hoardings, radio jingles, mobile medical units, announcements through loudspeakers etc are being utilized to spread the awareness.

He further added that till date SJVN Limited has distributed around 75,000 facemasks and around 18,000 sanitizers amongst the general public and medical staff. He said that SJVN stands strongly by the government and fellow countrymen in the testing time and as a socially responsible organisation, SJVN Limited is liberally providing all the support towards the implementation of various measures to deal with the pandemic. To aid in the battle against COVID-19, SJVN is contributing Rs 25.32 crore towards PM CARES fund, which also includes employee contribution of Rs 32 Lakh. All the employees of SJVN Limited, as a gesture of solidarity with fellow the Indians have contributed this amount from their salaries.

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