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17 Industries of Ludhiana order COVID vaccine worth Rs 30 lakh to inoculate 7190 eligible workers
DC welcomes move by the industrialists, says accelerated vaccination help bend COVID wave
Ludhiana, May 25, 2021: In a significant development, as many as 17 various industries of Ludhiana have placed orders of Covid vaccine worth Rs 30,91,700 lakh to administer jabs to their 7,190 employees. The stock of vaccine is expected to be arrived in the next few days following which the administration would organize the vaccination camps in their premises.
Disclosing further details, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said that 17 industries have so far ordered vaccine from both manufacturers Serum institute of India and Bharat Biotech, worth Rs 30 lakh for 7,190 workers through the administration.
He said that Ganga Acro Wools limited has booked an order for its 3,000 employees and paid Rs 12.90 lakh, Avon Cycle has paid Rs 2.15 lakh for vaccine of its 500 employees, RB Knit Exports has paid Rs 90,300 for 210 workers, Bhasin and company paid Rs 21,500 for 50 employees, Riddhi Processors Private Limited has made payment of Rs 1.29 lakh for inoculating 300, Avon Ispat and Power Limited paid Rs 1.17 lakh for 274 workers, Eveline International paid Rs 2.15 lakh for 500 workers and Kudu Knit Process Private Limited paid Rs 86,000 for 200 workers.
Similarly, Globe Automobile Private Limited paid Rs 98,470 for 470 employees, Mehta Automotive paid Rs 1.29 lakh for 300 workers, Vikas Industrial Corporation paid Rs 43,000 for 100 workers, Youngman Woolen Mills paid Rs 1.72 lakh for 820 employees, Eastman Industries paid Rs 1.53 lakh for 357 employees, Parmeshwari Skills paid Rs 86,000 for 200 and Sehaj Solutions has made the payments of Rs 64,500 for its 150 employees, he added.
Terming that the vaccine is the only weapon to prevent the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma welcomed the utmost interest taken by the industries in getting their workforce vaccinated at the earliest. He said that accelerated vaccination would help to bend the curve and would save precious lives from the pandemic.
He said that industries have upheld the tradition of Punjabis by helping their workers in getting the vaccine. Sharma said as soon as vaccine arrives, the administration would start holding camps in the premises of these industries.