Ranchi/New Delhi, May 30 (PTI) As the country battles
the deadly second surge of COVID-19, engineering and
construction conglomerate Larsen and Toubro says it has come
up with quarantine centres for its about 2.5 lakh contract
labourers and about 45,000 employees.
Quarantine facilities have been made available from
Eastern to Southern India while tie-ups with 144 hospitals
have been made to provide medical care to the infected
workforce, the company claimed.
At a time when the country is reeling under the second
wave of the pandemic, several of Larsen & Toubro''s project
sites and manufacturing facilities have supported employees as
well as contract workforce by providing safe, well-equipped
and hygienic quarantine facilities for their wellbeing and
care, a company official said.
The quarantine facilities have been made available at
14 cities and has a capacity of 1,205 rooms to safely isolate
COVID patients with mild symptoms, the official said, adding
the centres have been set up at Mumbai, Madh (Near Mumbai),
Delhi-NCR, Hazira (Surat), Vadodara, Chacharwadi (Ahemdabad),
Chennai, Kattupalli (Near Chennai), Cuttack, Kanchipuram
(Tamil Nadu), Panvel (Maharashtra), Pilkhuwa (Uttar Pradesh),
Attibele (Karnataka) and Serampore (Kolkata).
SN Subrahmanyan, CEO & MD, Larsen & Toubro told PTI:
"The aim of this initiative is to provide safe and hygienic
environment for COVID patients among employees and workforce
with well-equipped centres, neat and clean rooms, supported by
full medical supplies, hygienic environment, nutritious food
and staffed with nursing personnel under strict medical
supervision of able doctors."
The company has also gone one step ahead and have tied
up with 144 hospitals spread across 30 cities including in
Kolkata, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi and Mumbai
These hospitals provide medical care for those
employees who are infected and require hospitalization.
"I am glad that several of our businesses,
establishments, training centres, HR teams, site management
staff, medical officers, industrial relations teams, have come
together under the able guidance of two task forces and has
been providing best care for our people," Subrahmanyan added.
The quarantine centres are equipped with oxygen
concentrators, oxygen cylinders, relevant medical equipment
and medicines, daily doctor''s visits, a doctor on call, full-
time nursing staff, 24/7 ambulance facility and have tie ups
with renowned hospitals for further treatment or follow-ups in
case need arises.
L&T said the company has leveraged its various
premises such as apartments, construction skill training
academies, accommodation for staff, hostel, transit houses,
guest houses and converted them into well-equipped quarantine
centres besdies renting hotel rooms.
By March 2021, the company employed close to 2,45,000
contract labourers on its rolls. As per annual report 2019-20,
L&T has 45,467 permanent employees. PTI NAM