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COVID-19: TMH to set up over 500 isolation beds, Tata Steel to manufacture 50,000 masks in Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur, March 29: Tata Steel follows a robust management system framework and a sound safety governance structure that drives its health and safety measures. The company is constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation and is also ensuring regular communication with its stakeholders in and around Jamshedpur. The company has taken several initiatives at TMH and within the communities to address COVID-19 crisis situation.

The company will be augmenting medical services in Jamshedpur and mining locations in Jharkhand.

TMH Jamshedpur has curtailed the OPD services and has created special emergency facilities for repeat medicines through telephonic appointments and online/telephonic booking. A COVID-19 Screening Room has been created with online booking appointment provision for Jamshedpur citizens.

507 Isolation beds and 77 Critical Care Beds with invasive and non-invasive ventilators is in the process of being set-up at TMH, Jamshedpur. 130 Isolation bed facility is already operational at TMH.

Besides the augmentation of facilities in Jamshedpur, the company has also created isolation facilities with Critical Care Facilities for COVID-19 in its mining locations in West Bokaro, Jharia and Noamundi in the state of Jharkhand.

The ten point programme of CSR includes – Mass awareness on COVID-19 through deployment of 10 vehicles equipped to cover proximate Gram Panchayats (located radially outwards from the city of Jamshedpur), playing pre-recorded and customized audio messages (in Ho, Santali, Bengali, Hindi and Odia) on COVID-19 for mass awareness. Digital outreach (digitally enabled and structured conversation on COVID-19 with the sarpanch and other individuals within each Gram Panchayat) to empower 150 Gram Panchayats proximate Tata Steel`s operating locations.

Digital outreach to empower all Sahiyyas / frontline health workers in Kolhan region of Jharkhand. Creating temporary ‘cash for work’ opportunities for men and women within the communities who are going to lose their daily income due to key activities like construction, public transportation activities coming to a halt. The modalities of this programme is being worked upon.

Enabling availability of cooked food for most vulnerable communities in Jamshedpur in close collaboration with East Singhbhum District Administration and Annamrita Foundation mid-day meal kitchen. The target is to provide 50,000 meals per day. So far, meal has been provided to 1900 needy people per day, which is being increased daily to reach the target of 50,000 meals per day. Addressing prevailing shortage of protective masks through Ghaghidih Central Jail inmates, Self Help Groups supported by Tata Steel at Jamshedpur and Noamundi. The company is targeting manufacturing of 50,000 masks, which will be used for distribution amongst the needy communities and also the contract workforce of Tata Steel. 10,000 masks have already been manufactured and distributed so far.

Setting up a helpline to deal with stress and anxiety related to the corona outbreak with Jeevan, a Jamshedpur based organization which runs suicide helplines.

Digital conversations and entertainment for children of Masti Ki Pathshala and other Residential Bridge Courses as well as at old age homes in Jamshedpur.

Soft skills and service orientation modules for non-medical staff to be deployed in isolation / quarantine set-ups across the city and also out locations.

Convening the civil society / NGO / CSR led response for coordinated and greater impact along with district administration.

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