Reliance to provide free fuel to emergency vehicles carrying Covid-19 patients

Ou Bureau Mumbai | Updated on March 23, 2020

Announces initial support of Rs 5 cr to Maharashtra CM's relief fund, to pay contract and temporary workers, even if work is halted

Reliance Industries announced a slew of initiatives to battle the coronavirus pandemic including providing free fuel for all Emergency Service vehicles used to transport patients to and from quarantine and isolation facilities and also quarantined people on the basis of lists provided by Government agencies.

Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in collaboration with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has set up a dedicated 100 bedded centre at Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai for patients who test positive for Covid-19. The Hospital has also offered to set up special medical facilities to quarantine travellers from notified countries and suspected cases identified through contact tracing.

RIL has also announced an initial support of Rs 5 crore to the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund

Reliance Foundation will provide free meals to people across various cities in partnership with NGOs to offer necessary livelihood relief in the current crisis situation. RIL has built a fully-equipped isolation facility in Lodhivali, Maharashtra and handed it over to the District authorities.

RIL is enhancing its production capacities to produce 100,000 face-masks per day and a large number of personal protective equipments (PPEs), such as suits and garments, for the nation’s healthworkers to equip them further to fight the coronavirus challenge.

To ensure connectivity, Reliance Jio will provide double-data across its 4G data add-on vouchers. It will also bundle non-Jio voice calling minutes in these vouchers at no additional cost, to meet the increased need of these services. As its ongoing commitment, Jio is ensuring that its mobility services are up and running at all times with the deployment of essential teams on rotation round the clock across the country.

For its own employees, RIL  will continue to pay contract and temporary workers, even if work has halted due to this crisis. For those earning below Rs 30,000 per month, salaries will be paid twice a month to protect their cash flow and mitigate any overwhelming financial burden.

RIL has moved most of its employees to its Work-From-Home platform except for those who are manning critical roles in maintaining the Jio network for nearly 40 crore customers and for providing an uninterrupted supply of fuel, grocery and other essential items of daily consumption

Published on March 23, 2020

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