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L&T to offer quarantine facilities to about 2.5 lakh contract

L&T to offer quarantine facilities to about 2.5 lakh contract
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labourers, 45K employees

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

among others.

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

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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