The company also mobilized over 200 employee volunteers to donate blood, who are now standing by to donate to hospitals facing shortage of blood.
Vedanta Aluminium Takes Swift Action in Response to Train Accident
Vedanta Aluminium, the largest aluminium producer in India, immediately joins the state and central administration in the rescue and relief operations following the tragic train accident in Balasore district, Odisha. The company believes in action rather than words and swiftly mobilizes its teams and emergency response procedures.
Expert Teams Provide Support and Essential Supplies
Specialized teams from Vedanta Aluminium and its sister concern, FACOR, including personnel trained in disaster management and emergency response, actively engage in the accident site. They provide support to the ongoing relief efforts, offering food, water, clothing, and logistical assistance, which are crucial requirements at this time.
Immediate Aid for Injured Passengers
In response to the tragedy that claimed the lives of nearly 300 individuals and left over 1,000 passengers injured, Vedanta dispatches teams to Bahanaga, Bhadrak, Soro, and Balasore. The company arranges buses and ambulances to facilitate the immediate transfer of the injured to nearby hospitals and medical centers. Over 200 employee volunteers from Vedanta also stand ready to donate blood, addressing the shortage faced by hospitals.
Provision of Food, Water, and Clothing
Vedanta Aluminium supplies thousands of food packets and gallons of drinking water over the past two days to those in urgent need of medical care, including the injured passengers and relief workers tirelessly working at the accident site. Responding to the government’s request for support, the company also donates over 500 pieces of clothing to ensure the dignity and comfort of the hospitalized victims.
Water Shortage Addressed by Vedanta
The acute shortage of drinking water at the accident site and surrounding areas is promptly addressed by Vedanta. The company ensures the supply of safe drinking water to the accident victims, volunteers, and personnel engaged in the relief and rescue operations. This provision of drinking water plays a vital role in meeting the immediate needs of those affected.
The efforts of Vedanta Aluminium in providing aid and support in the aftermath of the train accident highlight their commitment to the welfare of the affected individuals and the community as a whole.
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