- Camp held in association with District Aids Control Society targeting truckers, drivers, workers, and villagers across ESL operational areas in Chas and Chandankiyari Block of Bokaro District.
- Aimed at increasing HIV awareness, causes, symptoms, and prevention.
Bokaro, June 29th, 2021:To create maximum awareness on HIV, its causes, symptoms, and necessary measures for prevention, ESL Steel Limited, a national steel manufacturer from the Vedanta Group, in association with the District Aids Control Society and through implementing partner Citizens Foundation, successfully organised a mega HIV Awareness Campaign and STI check-up camp, mainly targeting truckers, drivers, workers, and villagers. More than 100 participants have got their HIV testing done. Masks, sanitizers, and contraceptives were also distributed during the event as well as the street play was organised to make the participants aware of HIV/AIDS.
The health initiative jointly organised by ESL Steel’s CSR and HSE Teams was attended by Dr. N P Singh, Head of District AIDS Control Dept, Government Health Department, Dr. K. K. Sinha, CMO, Citizens Foundation, and ESL leaders Sadhana Verma, Chief HSE and Ashish Ranjan, Head Community Relations, and other stakeholders from the villages were present.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. N P Singh, Head of District AIDSControl Dept, Bokaro, said, “In line with ESL’s commitment and passion to enhance the health and wellbeing of its community members, have held the mega HIV Awareness Campaign and STI check-up camp. The camp has been successful in reaching out to several people across Chas and Chandankiyari Block of Bokaro District and spread awareness about the disease through the doctors present on the camp. I thank the for making this event a success and is always ready to support the organisation for this noble cause.”
Leaders from the Citizens Foundation and ESL Steel also spoke on the occasion. A street play was also organised and an HIV Test Camp held which made it an eventful day.
NL Vette, CEO, ESL Steel Ltd. said, “ESL prioritizes the health of its community members and that is why it has always been active in overcoming any crisis, including the pandemic. The company has been at the forefront of fighting the pandemic by supporting the District Administration and State Governments. I thank my CSR department and District AIDS Control Society for making people aware in this pandemic. ESL has done every bit and gone all out in ensuring that the country emerges victorious against the pandemic.”
About ESL Steel Limited
Located in Siyaljori village in Bokaro district of Jharkhand, ESL is a leading manufacturer of steel products. It has a 1.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) greenfield integrated steel plant that produces pig iron, billets, TMT bars, wire rods, and ductile iron pipes. The plant works in sync with the prescribed environmental standards while bringing international expertise and solutions from reputed manufacturers to offer world-class services and products.