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Naveen Jindal-led JSPL takes lead in battling Covid-19

  • JSPL works with Union and State Govt to contain corona spread
  • Battle-Ready JSPL’s Anti-Corona Ammunition: Thermal Scanners, Masks, Hand Sanitisers, and Team of Doctors

Bhubaneswar / New Delhi, March 19, 2020:The Naveen Jindal-led Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) has made elaborate arrangements to fight the corona virus spread and ensure that its employees, and their loved ones, are safe, secure, and well-protected. The company has ensured that each and every employee is screened for body temperatures, and thermal scanners have been employed for the same. This facility is available across all JSPL centres and facilities in the country.

According to a press release issued by the company’s Jindal Centre head office, hand sanitizers have been made available in all its offices and facilities to make sure that employees maintain the highest standards of hygiene. Face masks have been made available to all the employees. A team of specialist doctors is monitoring and overseeing the preventive arrangements being put in place.

JSPL Chairman Naveen Jindal said that “employees have a key role in running the business”, and “their well-being and good health is a top priority for us”.

“As per the instructions and guidelines of the Union Government, the JSPL family is undertaking all possible measures to contain the spread of corona virus,” he added.

JSPL CHRO Rahul Taneja said that to ensure proper and seamless functioning of the company and its facilities, it’s imperative that the employees are fit and healthy. He said: “The company management is attaching utmost importance to the wellbeing of its employees and their families”. He added that emergency response teams have been constituted at all JSPL centres and plants, who are counselling the employees. “They are also well-equipped to handle all kinds of situations,” he added. In accordance with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the overall situation is being closely monitored, said Taneja, adding that all standard operating procedures were being followed.

Among other preventive measures to contain the corona spread, outsiders entering company facilities and offices are being scanned for body temperatures. Large gatherings have been prohibited at JSPL centres for the time being.

A team of specialist doctors led by Dr Gurusharan Singh is also conducting training and counselling sessions for the employees. They are being told how to ward off the corona virus and stay safe at the workplace and home.

Local community living in the vicinity of business locations of JSPL across India are being sensitized, by JSPL Foundation, on prevention of Covid-19 through messaging, social media, postering and audio-visuals as per government issued advisory.  Social distancing, hand washing and related personal hygiene as well as reporting to the nearest hospital on having symptoms of flu, cold and fever have been emphasized in the community awareness programmes. No physical meetings are being conducted to ensure social distancing.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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