Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director informed that in fight against Covid-19, SJVN is vigorously carrying out various initiatives and assisting the efforts of Government in the States of Himachal Pradesh, Bihar and Uttarakhand. He stated that, in project hospitals at Jhakri (Shimla) and Bayal (Kullu), SJVN has prepared 8 isolation beds, in addition to this 54 Quarters are also prepared to be used as quarantine units in case of any emergency. In addition SJVN has extended financial support of around Rs. 1,00,00,000 (One Crore) for the purchase of 6 ventilators for IGMC, Shimla, 5 ventilators for DRPMC, Tanda and 2 ventilators for MGH, Rampur. This financial assistance also included provisions for purchase of PPE, Face Masks and Sanitizers.
Sharma further added that an amount ofTwenty Lakh and Ten Lakh has been provided to District Administrations of Kangra and Hamirpur for providing food and other essential commodities to the needy population. In addition to this 16000 triple layered face masks, 5160 sanitizers have also been procured to be distributed amongst general public around projects/offices in H.P.
Sharma said that SJVN has provided 4 ventilators in the government hospitals situated in Buxar. For setting up isolation units in these hospitals, SJVN is also providing 120 semi fowler beds along with mattresses, bed sheets and pillows. In addition to this around 50,000 Face Masks, 6000 units of sanitizers have been provided to the administration. He further added that as a goodwill gesture SJVN is providing 4 soaps each to the families residing in project affected area of Buxar Thermal Power Plant totaling to 30,000 units.
He said that to supplement the efforts of Government various media like Hoardings, Radio Jingles, Mobile Medical Units, Announcements through Loud Speakers etc are being utilized to spread the awareness. He added that till date SJVN has distributed around 75000 Face Masks and around 18000 sanitizers amongst general public & medical staff.
He said that, SJVN stands strongly by the Government and fellow countrymen in the testing time and as a socially responsible organization, SJVN is liberally providing all the support towards implementation of various measures to deal with the pandemic. To aid in 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, as a gesture of solidarity with fellow Indians has contributed this amount from their salaries he concluded.