Tata Steel Foundation rolls out community vaccination programme
The Tata Steel Foundation in partnership with National Health Mission, Jharkhand and West Singhbhum administration has started a community vaccination programme in Noamundi from Friday in an attempt to mitigate the threat of Covid-19 and to extend support to local communities.
The campaign was inaugurated at Tata Steel Hospital, Noamundi in presence of doctors and officials of Tata Steel Foundation.
The vaccination drive, which is a joint venture between Tata Steel Foundation and Tata Medical Services, is an effort to support the nation’s campaign to alleviate the horrors of the pandemic through proper vaccination of citizens.
On the first day of the drive, a total of 60 individuals were administered vaccinations at the Tata Steel Hospital, with an idea to eventually saturate the area with community vaccinations and then extend to the other areas of the state, covering villages and small hamlets.
Currently three locations in Noamundi block - Kotgarh High School, CHC Barajamda and PHC Jetiya have been identified as vaccination points.
“To enable equal opportunities and maintain the quality of life for the local communities lies at the core of the vision of Tata Steel Foundation. The vaccination programme will thereby ensure that in this age of a growing pandemic our local communities from marginalised areas are provided with timely intervention and the best possible protection from the disease,” said Sourav Roy, chief, Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Steel.
In the last two years, Tata Steel Foundation has been instrumental in mobilising communities for receiving vaccination and by May 2021, around 40,419 vaccinations had been enabled in several districts of Jharkhand through vaccination drives.
Instituted on August 16, 2016 Tata Steel Foundation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Steel.
With a vision to create an enlightened and equitable society, the foundation is committed towards playing a larger role in India’s sustainable development by embedding wider economic, social and environmental objectives through its various programmes.