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NTPC contributes Rs 257.5 cr to PM CARES Fund

NTPC contributes Rs 257.5 cr to PM CARES Fund

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 03 Apr 2020, 05:00 pm

New Delhi/UNI:  NTPC Ltd, India’s largest power producer, contributed Rs 257 crore to the PM CARES Fund to support the government in the fight against COVID-19.

While Rs 250 crore have been given by the company, NTPC employees have also contributed INR 7.5 crore towards the PM CARES Fund as their one day salary.

''NTPC feels honoured to be a part of the contribution from the Public Sector undertakings of the Ministry of Power which has contributed Rs 925 Cr to the PM CARES Fund. Rs 11 crore is being spent additionally by NTPC for protective measures at various locations as on March 31 towards awareness and health camps for people in the vicinity,'' the company said in a statement here.

NTPC has also committed Rs 25 lakh to the District Administration of Kawas (Gujrat), Solapur (Maharashtra), Anta (Rajasthan), Mauda (Maharashtra) and Jhanor (Gujarat) to fight the pandemic. Moreover, NTPC is working towards creating extensive awareness drive hoardings, banners in its operational areas along with encouraging the people to stay safe and be at home through announcements on loudspeakers.

Further, one Wing of the Sundargarh (Odisha) Medical College & Hospital, consisting of 200 bed has been handed over to the District Administration on March 30.

At various plant locations NTPC has made arrangements for food and medical facilities along with distribution of sanitisers and soaps for contract labourers, workers and to locals. Food packets, daily essentials groceries, milk and vegetables are regularly being supplied at many locations for the family members of workers.

Further, NTPC has taken several initiatives to contain the spread of the virus and setting up dedicated Covid-19 units at its hospitals. This has been done utilizing 45 hospitals and health units with 140 beds to make isolation facilities. Along with it, a total of 8 ventilators are being procured at Hazaribagh (Jharkhand) for district administration. At present there are 7 ventilators in the project hospitals.
Additionally, there are 18 advanced level ambulances with ventilators. Another 10 ventilators are in the process of procurement for different hospitals. Efforts are being made to acquire additional PPEs, sanitisers from available agencies. 

NTPC contributes Rs 257.5 cr to PM CARES Fund

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