The Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has contributed Rs 30 crore to the PM CARES fund. Besides, its employees have contributed a day’s salary, amounting to approximately Rs 9 crore, to the Fund set up to fight the COVID-19 crisis.
Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Chairman, SAIL, commented, “This is a humble contribution from the company and its employees in the fight against the coronavirus emergency. We stand committed to dedicating ourselves in the service of the nation in every possible way. Along with this, we have also scaled up and mobilised various health services in coordination with local authorities of respective state governments for fighting this medical emergency situation.”
During this time of lockdown, the company, despite cutting production, has kept its essential plants and equipment in running condition with minimum manpower, after taking necessary preventive and safety measures.
The company has also provided a large number of medical facilities, including ICU beds, isolation beds, quarantine facilities, sanitisers, PPEs and masks at its hospitals and at workplaces.