Vedanta launches vaccine drive for employees' children

Company will also continue organising dedicated vaccine camps for staff

Vedanta launches vaccine drive for employees' children

Indian multinational firm Vedanta has announced they’re launching a massive vaccination drive for the eligible children of its employees.

"We at Vedanta believe that the safety and wellbeing of our people and their extended families is our top priority as we find ourselves in the midst of a third wave of the pandemic, fuelled by the Omicron variant," said Sunil Dunggal, Group CEO of Vedanta.

The vaccination drive will target children aged 15 to 18 years old and will be carried out by Anvil Agarwal Foundation. Vedanta said it also seeks expand the foundation's number of vaccination drive to over two hundred thousand doses.

"Employee-centricity is at the core of Vedanta's philosophy and the group has undertaken numerous employee-friendly initiatives to promote health and safety of its people, especially during the current pandemic," said the firm.

In addition to a vaccination drive, the company said it is also launching community vaccination camps for children aged 15 to 18 years old in Mumbai and Delhi, and will continue organising dedicated vaccine camps for its employees, their families, and business partners across operation sites and offices. It will also be offering booster shots for senior citizens and frontline workers.

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"Our vaccination drive will target children in the eligible age group, and we will also provide booster shots for senior citizens and frontline workers in line with the government guidelines and availability of vaccines," Dunggal added. "We stand in support of our government to fight this virus and eventually make our nation COVID-free.”

Vedanta has previously provided assistance amid the pandemic by producing and supplying oxygen, setting up field hospitals, and COVID care centres. This includes establishing 10 field hospitals and 100 beds each las tear to support COVID-19 patients. The company also provided vaccinations and medical equipment for critical care, like oxygen cylinders, ventilators, and intensive care unit beds.

India has reported 194,720 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, according to its Health Ministry, raising the country's total caseload to over 36 million since the pandemic began.

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