Initiatives to Fight Covid-19

Initiatives to Fight Covid-19

As a responsible corporate, Vedanta - Sesa Goa Iron Ore Business is contributing through all possible means to combat Covid-19 pandemic. In line with Vedanta's philosophy of care and community welfare, IOB is providing relief to the vulnerable and most needy sections of society who have been harshly impacted by the pandemic and have faced significant disruption in their livelihoods.

During this unprecedented situation posed due to the pandemic, entire Vedanta family under the visionary leadership of our Chairman Shri Anil Agarwal has committed to relentlessly work in collaboration with the respective state government to ramp up medical facilities required to fight the pandemic. Our Chairman has pledged Rs. 150 Cr for combating Covid-19 second wave in addition to Rs.201 Cr contribution during first wave of Covid-19. Vedanta has setup 10 ‘Covid-19 field hospitals’ across India many of which were commissioned with record time of two weeks to address the need with over 1500+ tons of oxygen supplied to hospitals across the country from various plants.

We are working in close coordination with state administrations of Goa and Karnataka in order to support the people & state govt. in combating the pandemic.

In Goa, Vedanta Sesa Iron ore has pledged Rs.10 Cr for the state of Goa in the fight against Covid-19. The company has proactively contributed in ramping up of medical infrastructure across Goa state which was extremely vital to take out the stress on state's healthcare facilities. Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore Business extended the support to the Goa state government through various means such as,

  • 100 Bedded fully equipped Medical infrastructure with 125 oxygen cylinders with trolleys, 20 bedded fully equipped intensive care unit with 10 ventilators, central monitoring system, ABG machine, X- ray machine, 4 infusion pumps, Defibrillator etc. at Goa Medical College & Hospital (GMCH).
  • Company provided more than 200 oxygen concentrators and 125 Jumbo oxygen cylinders to state Government. Besides this, the Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore Business has also been providing daily supply of 3 tonnes of free liquid medical oxygen from its VAB Business while taking a hit on the operational efficiency of its plant and till now around 100 Tons of medical oxygen supplied to Goa Government.
At Karnataka delivering on our commitment to support state administration
  • Vedanta launched two 100 bedded Covid-19 Field hospitals at Chitradurga and Hubli respectively, adding up 200 beds Medical infrastructure for healthcare of Covid-19 patients in the state. Both the Covid-19 hospitals are equipped with best-in-class medical infrastructure including oxygen and ventilators support for critical patients.
  • In addition to it, Vedanta Iron Ore Karnataka provided 5000 N95 masks, 15 Oxygen concentrators and 500 ration kits to the Chitradurga District Collectorate, 2000 sets of Immunity boosters and 2000 optical face shields to Chitradurga SP Office, in order to ensure the health & safety of the communities around. Vedanta Iron Ore Karnataka also organized fumigation drives at 20 villages in & around Chitradurga. During the first wave of Covid-19 last year, Vedanta provided relentless support to the people of Karnataka and frontline warriors through various community outreach initiatives such as contributing to the CM COVID relief fund, providing masks, sanitizers and supplying groceries during the Lockdown phase.

Apart from these initiatives for people of Goa, all Vedanta employees and its business partners will be covered under the following flagship initiative:

Benefit for family members of the deceased

To provide a sense of security to employees and their families, the company has introduced a best-in-class Term Life Insurance Policy with world-wide coverage for all executives across the group. The policy provides with coverage of 5x fixed pay of employees which is equivalent to annual salary for 5 years. The Term Life insurance provides financial security for the dependents of the employees in the unfortunate event of death and is in addition to Mediclaim and Group Personal Accident insurance policies currently provided to support the employees in emergencies.