Ranchi: Considering the huge surge in Covid-19 cases in India, NTPC is taking several steps to fight against the spread of the virus.

NTPC is adding to the capacity at all of the 7 NTPC hospitals which are being used for treating Covid-19 infected employees. It has also tied up with Apollo Hospital for its Kawach facility which has brought immense relief to the Covid infected patients since now they are getting better treatment even being in home isolation.

NTPC Medical Cell is constantly in touch with super-speciality hospitals across India and is doing its best to enable admission and care to critical patients amidst the present crisis. NTPC stations and project sites are extending support on a case to case basis by providing airlift on priority for critical cases.

A dedicated Covid-19 helpline number for both present and retired employees and also for their families to provide them information on testing centres and probable treatment centres in government and NTPC empanelled hospitals.

NTPC is making its employees use the e-Paramparsh application for telemedicine so that they can avoid going to hospitals and secure themselves from getting exposed to Covid.

Vaccination drives are being arranged by respective sites so that all the eligible employees and their family members get vaccinated.

NTPC has also collaborated with AIIMs, with senior doctors from the premier hospital imparting education to its staff about various facts of Covid-19. Experienced medical professionals from AIIMs have communicated with all the employees and their family members through webinars to address the virus symptoms, behaviour along with proactive and reactive measures to fight the menace.

All NTPC employees can take help from the 24×7 control room which has been made operational to coordinate with all the CMOS/HOHRs for managing the shortage of medicine.

Top management of NTPC, which includes CMD and directors review the overall situation daily and strategise ways to overcome the challenges imposed by the pandemic.