PTI reported that JSW Steel and Jindal Steel and Power Limited are in talks with Indian vaccine makers to place orders according to their requirements. As per report, JSW Group which employs 55,000 people directly and indirectly, has plans to vaccinate its staff working at its corporate offices, plants and townships in next financial year and is in talks to buy 2 lakh doses initially from one of the Indian vaccine makers and inject double shots once authorities allow private corporate vaccination programme.
Similarly, JSPL said that it will seek the guidance of the government and will try to get all its employees vaccinated. JSPL Chief Human Resource Officer said “The Company has already categorised employees in order of vulnerability, so the ones above the age of 50 years and those who were infected from COVID-19 can be vaccinated first. We are reaching out to vaccine manufacturers for bulk supply of doses and will try to get these doses after completion of all frontline COVID warriors’ vaccination.”
However, Tata Steel, AMNS India and Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd said they will continue to support the government in the nationwide drive and will wait till vaccines are available for corporates.