Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore Continues to Support the Battle Against COVID-19


New Delhi, October 19, 2020: Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore Business continues to support the fight against COVID-19 pandemic through various community outreach activities in order to ensure the safety of people and to support the efforts of the Government and other concern authorities to overcome this unprecedented situation. Recently, the company has provided 100 fingertip pulse oximeters to the Directorate of Health Services (DHS), Govt. of Goa, and also extended support to educational institutes, that is, Government primary schools and high school at Amona village by providing sanitisers along with a foot-operated sanitiser dispenser stand.

The fingertip pulse oximeters were handed over in presence of Dr Geeta Kakodkar, Deputy Director (Public Health) – Directorate of Health Services. Dr Kakodkar appreciated the Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore for providing the pulse oximeters which are very essential in COVID management. The sanitisers and dispenser stands were handed over to the schools in the presence of respective school teachers and support staff to support the schools to strictly adhere to a new normal and ensure the safety of students and teachers in near future once the school reopens as per the guidelines of concerned authorities.

Speaking about the community outreach activities Leena Verenkar, Group CSR Head – Vedanta Resources Limited quoted, “During this unprecedented situation posed due to the outbreak of COVID-19, our consistent efforts are concentrated towards extending the support to our communities through all possible means in order to ensure the safety of people and to support the relentless efforts of government authorities to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Govind Naik, Headmaster of Government High School, Amona appreciated Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore Business and said, “Adopting to the new normal and strictly adhering to the safety precautions is very important. Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore is always at the forefront to extend the support towards the development of education and extracurricular activities for the students in the village. We thank Vedanta for providing sanitisers and dispenser stands which will help students and school faculties once the school reopens.”

Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore has rolled out several outreach activities towards ensuring the safety of communities during these challenging times including that of support to the administration staff, police force, and health workers and grassroots preparedness towards combating COVID-19. Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron extended the support through several on-ground support activities including the distribution of essential groceries to vulnerable groups, fumigation of public places, distribution of required PPEs, providing sanitizers, distribution of water dispensers, etc.