Vedanta Aluminium Announces COVID Kavach

Term Insurance for Business Partner Employees

Vedanta Aluminium & Power Business, India’s largest producer of aluminium and value-added aluminium products, hason the occasion of International Day of Families, extended the COVID Kavach Term Insurance Policy for employees of business partners across its plants in Jharsuguda and Lanjigarh in Odisha, and BALCO in Korba, Chhattisgarh.

Mr. Ajay Kapur, CEO – Aluminium & Power and MD – Commercial, Vedanta Ltd., announced this to all staff on the occasion of International Day of Families through a video message. Last year, the company had enhanced its term life insurance for all employees, which also covers any unfortunate circumstance due to COVID.

Vedanta has marshalled resources across its plants and state-of-the-art townships in remote locations of Odisha and Chhattisgarh to safeguard its workforce and families. Few examples:

24X7 health helpline has been established in association with Apollo Hospitals.

Over 7500 employees, families and business partners have been vaccinated free of cost till date, with plans for 100% vaccination in the shortest time span.

Vedanta’s 550+ bedded COVID Care Centres and Quarantine Facilities in Odisha and Chhattisgarh are equipped with required infrastructure and medical personnel to care for those affected by COVID.

COVID Task Forces are engaged in round-the-clock monitoring of the impact on the entire workforce and families of employees. Drones and CCTVs are being used along with regular security patrols for enhanced surveillance of social-distancing compliance at plant and townships.

Mass Rapid Antigen tests are being carried out free of cost in plants and townships for early detection and treatment.

Paid leave for all COVID affected employees during treatment and recuperation.

All need-based support from daily essentials to medical and healthcare assistance being provided to ensure employee well-being and recovery is prioritized.

Telemedicine facility is being made available wherein patients can connect with the doctors through phone and video-consultation.

All travel to and from plants and townships are currently restricted to ensure minimal external contact.

Vedanta’s own hospitals are in a state of preparedness to cater to any medical needs of workforce.

Business continuity is being ensured with reduced workforce and work from home is in place for all non-essential staff.                           

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