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Production of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO), a life-saving component to protect patients affected with the coronavirus, has become a mission statement of Jindal Stainless.
Since the onset of pandemic in 2020, Jindal Stainless, Hisar, has been consistently supplying LMO of ~9.5 MT per day to all medical facilities in and around the plant. As of today, the plant is supplying to 50+ medical facilities in Haryana and Delhi-NCR. LMO has been supplied to various hospitals, including Jindal Institute of Medical Sciences at Hisar, Maharaja Agrasen Medical Education & Scientific College at Hisar, Government Hospital at Sirsa, Maharishi Markandeshwar Trust at Ambala, and Medanta, Fortis, and Singhania hospitals at Gurugram, Delhi.
Over 40 MT of LMO is being dispatched on a daily basis from the Company’s Jajpur facility to meet the increasing demand of LMO in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and other states as required. The Company is also airlifting LMO from its Jajpur facility for dissemination in Hisar, as and when required. Over and above this, oxygen is also being directed to oxygen gas cylinder fillers as per government directives.
A total of 6062 MT of LMO has been dispatched by the Company so far.
The Company has converted its OP Jindal Modern School in Hisar into an emergency COVID hospital. This 500-bed COVIDhospital was inaugurated by Chief Minister, Haryana, Mr Manohar Lal Khattar on May 16, 2021 and was completed in a record time of two weeks. All 500 beds are equipped with oxygen, supplied by Company's nearby oxygen plant. As per the protocol, an oxygen supply of 7.14 litres per bed/minute will be maintained at all times. Also, through its 580-bedded multi super-specialty hospital in Hisar, Jindal Institute of Medical Sciences, the Company has been actively fighting the pandemic since last year. 200 oxygen beds dedicated for COVID patients including isolations wards, screening units, telephonic consultations, 150 ICU beds, 60 ventilators, and several other facilities are activated to their maximum capacity to help patients.
To support the government’s relentless efforts, Jindal Stainless has dedicated a 125-bed Isolation Ward and two Negative Pressure Isolation Rooms for COVID-19 patients in Jindal Institute of Medical Sciences, the 580-bedded multi super-specialty hospital in Hisar, Haryana. The hospital earmarked a dedicated Flu Screening Unit with Isolation Rooms for timely detection of the disease, and started free telephonic consultation for OPD patients a month ago. The latter was done to check the spread of COVID and to manage social distancing within the hospital premises. With an armamentarium of 150 ICU beds, 60 Ventilators, 25O Monitors, 300 Syringe Pumps, the hospital is fully prepared to partake any medical exigency arising from Covid-19.
Vaccination drives for eligible employees have already been carried out at various office locations of Jindal Stainless. The Company has decided to bear the total cost of the vaccination shots for its entire workforce to ensure safety and well-being of its people. Under this initiative over 35,000 employees, contractual workers, retainers, and their immediate family members will be benefitted across the country.
Jindal Stainless, through its CSR partner linkages, has created a network for immediate relief and support in other peripheral locations where the company is not present through its offices. Provision of rations and food to migrant and daily wage workers through a PPP model with the Delhi government in Delhi NCR. The Company is also partnering with the local Municipal Corporations in both Hisar, Haryana and Jajpur, Odisha, for the following initiatives:
We are also in the process of institutionalising a sales channel to support local farmers by connecting them to potential buyers in neighbouring cities.
Our on-ground teams are working tirelessly to ensure the safety of our people and strict adherence to the defined Standard Operating Procedures, through the following measures:
All our initiatives are over and above the work from home facility provided to our employees wherever possible, with full pay. This crisis has bolstered our resolve towards nation-building and we will continue to be at the forefront whenever the country needs us.