Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) is a Maharatna PSU under the Ministry of Power, Government of India. POWERGRID has adopted a heterogenous approach in combating the COVID 19 Pandemic by extending timely help to all its employees and their families. Among the many initiatives the most important and timely initiative was the organisation of Vaccination drives in various offices of POWERGRID.
In line with Government of India’s mission of “Dawai bhi Kadai Bhi” POWERGRID Western Region – I organised a vaccination camp at Nagpur in association with Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC). Apart from employees, dependents and contract workers this camp vaccinated the security personnel in the age group of 45 years and above. In this camp total 40 persons were vaccinated. In another vaccination camp in Nagpur, organized in association with Wockhart Hospital about 143 people were inoculated. A vaccination Camp organized in Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai for Employees, dependents family members and contract workers of Navi Mumbai and Liaison Office, Mumbai 55 persons were vaccinated on 10th June, 2021.
Vaccination Program was organised by NERPSIP, Amingaon on 11th June, 2021 for Employees, Dependents and contract workers working at under construction 220kV GIS Sub-station, Amingaon. The vaccination camp was organised with the help of Excell Care Hospital, Ghy. 130 persons got benefitted from this camp
In POWERGRID Eastern Region – II Regional Headquarter Kolkata a Covid Vaccination camp was organised for employees and their family members, Retired employees and their family members, family members of deceased employees, AMC workers of RHQ, Rajarhat Sub-station, Subhashgram Sub-station, Kalyani Construction office, ERLDC, CEA, ERPC and CAG. Total of 311 persons were vaccinated in the said camp. The first person to be vaccinated in the camp was the wife of a deceased employee. It was a humble tribute to all the departed employees and a reassurance to their family members that POWERGRID is always beside them.
On 7th June,2021 Northern Region-I, Faridabad, RHQ inoculated over 150 of its employees from RHQ, Corporate Centre, including new recruits from Ballahagarh, Maharani Bagh, Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi and contractual workers and their family members. This vaccination drive was carried out with support from QRG Health Specialty Hospital, Faridabad.
The Southern Region – I conducted vaccination camps at Gooty and Chilakaluripeta. These vaccination camps also extended the facility to other service providers in POWERGRID office like drivers, security personnel, contractual workers and their dependents.
Third phase of vaccination camp was organised on 5th June 2021 at Bhiwadi Sub-station with Government support. Seventy persons including employees’ family members and contract workers of Bhiwadi & Neemrana took the vaccination. A total of 180 persons have been inoculated in such camps since May 2021 in phased manner.
With the support of Government Hospital, Vikas Nagar, Dehradun, two days special vaccination camp was organized by POWERGRID, Dehradun at Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhawan, Vikas Nagar, Dehradun for Corona Vaccination of Employees & support staff in the age bracket of 18 plus. Total 43 employees & support staff benefitted and got vaccinated.
POWERGRID’s Rourkela Sub-station, with a commitment to support the families of outsourced manpower and contain the spread of COVID-19, arranged slots booking for vaccination in the nearest centre in coordination with Rourkela Municipal Corporation. More than 100 slots were booked by POWERGRID team who also got 100 people vaccinated. With this Rourkela Sub-station has completed Vaccination for all employees, supporting staffs and their family members. Mass RAT(Rapid Antigen tests –advanced) were conducted by SDH, Panposh Hospital in collaboration with Rourkela Substation, Odisha Projects on 4th June, 2021 for adjoining villagers.
Similarly, a vaccination drive for employees and supporting staff of Kaniha Sub-station and Rengali Sub-station, Odisha Projects was conducted at Kaniha HVDC Station. This camp vaccinated around 98 persons.