COVID-19: JK Tyre Provides Food Supplies To Daily Workers, Migrants
Published On 08-Apr-2020
The company has distributed more than 20,000 hand sanitizers and masks, created awareness about safety precautions in more than 150 villages through door-to-door visits, banners and posters
JK Tyre and Industries on Tuesday announced that to support the country's fight against COVID-19 it is providing food supplies to over 10,000 daily earners and migrants in every region, besides organising health camps in 25 villages in the vicinity of its manufacturing facilities across India.
The company, in a statement, said it is extending support to government officials, police department and government hospital employees with packed food and drinking water with the help of NGOs.
The tyre maker has set up more than 50 plus medical camps in several villages to conduct first-level screening for COVID-19 symptoms among citizens and awareness drives has been conducted for 5,000 truck drivers, suppliers and vendors.
Additionally, district health departments have been provided with ambulance, safety materials, masks, soaps and hand gloves. Isolation wards have been created near the plants and infrastructure support is being provided at primary health centers, it added.
Further, the company has also set up a corona task force to undertake measures for supporting the needs, health and well-being of colleagues, partners, and their families. Initiatives like virtual training sessions and interactive webinars with medical experts are being organised to help them cope with the impact of Covid-19.
"We all are faced with an unprecedented challenge and the world has become as one community in its efforts towards arresting the spread of COVID-19," JK Tyre and Industries Chairman and Managing Director Raghupati Singhania said.
While the company is ensuring the safety of employees, there is a large section of society that remains deprived of basic facilities, he said adding that JK Tyre is humbled to play its part in the relief efforts aimed towards the marginalised communities.
In addition to other steps, the company has also disinfected nearby villages covering more than 25,000 people, distributed more than 20,000 hand sanitizers and masks, created awareness about safety precautions in more than 150 villages through door-to-door visits, banners and posters at prominent locations and public address systems.