Bhubaneswar: Augmenting State Government’s initiative for universal Covid-19 vaccination for eligible population, Odisha Mining Corporation Ltd (OMC) has commenced its vaccination drive for all employees and their dependant family members.
Surendra Kumar, Chairman, OMC inaugurated the vaccination drive in Barbil through video conference in presence of Balwant Singh, MD, OMC, Functional Directors, Regional Managers, Mines Managers and other senior officials of OMC.
Addressing on the occasion, Surendra Kumar, Chairman, OMC, while applauding the role of OMC employees working in the field locations in the challenging Covid-19 pandemic situation and yet delivering the results, reiterated OMC’s commitment to health and welfare of its employees and their families. He said “The employees and workers at mines are foot soldiers of OMC and their health and well being is utmost priority for the Corporation.”
Balwant Singh, MD, OMC, while addressing during the program said, “This initiative will further bolster the Government of Odisha’s vaccination program for the people of the state. The vaccination drive for approx 10,000 doses is a joint effort of OMC, District Administrations and Apollo Hospitals. While OMC is providing for vaccination, medical arrangements and infrastructure facilities, Apollo Hospitals is supporting with logistics and administrating vaccination to beneficiaries. The District Administration has rendered all support by declaring the Covid Vaccination Center (CVC) and facilitating registration in Cowin portal. Employees and their family members in all the mines of OMC will be inoculated in the vaccination drive, which will cover all the mining areas of OMC in Gandhamardan, South Kaliapani, Bangur, JK Road, Rayagada, Koira, and Anugul Regions and Head Office at Bhubaneswar”.
After taking the vaccine in Barbil, Rajeeb Senapati, one of the beneficiaries, has expressed his gratitude to OMC and Government of Odisha for this noble initiative. He further added that he and his family members have taken the vaccine today. This will boost the morale of all employees and he is proud of being a part of OMC. Similar sentiments have also been expressed by various other beneficiaries. On the first day, 544 employees and family members were vaccinated.
OMC shall continue its fight against Covid pandemic in the best possible manner while supporting the State government in its fight against the Covid pandemic.