NTPC-Simhadri puts all efforts to fight Covid-19
Role of Power Utilities has assumed greater significance as electricity is critical to ensure the smooth functioning of the economy. NTPC is committed to provide continuous power to the country while abiding with all the guidelines set by the Government of India as well as the State Governments regarding lockdown and social distancing.
The Corona pandemic has failed to dent the spirit of NTPC, India’s largest power producer, in providing uninterrupted power supply to the nation. Every power station of NTPC has risen to the occasion and is performing at its optimum level.
The COVID-19 crisis has underlined the significance of the power utilities, which have assumed greater significance as electricity is extremely critical in smooth functioning of several sectors of the economy. NTPC is also efficiently managing the coal supplies for continuous supply of electricity.
Even as NTPCians are at the front line and ensuring round the clock power supply, all plants are strictly adhering to the COVID guidelines regarding social distancing sanitation, wearing of masks. Beyond power output, NTPC is making rich contribution under Corporate Social responsibility by Fogging the Hypochlorite and giving surgical masks to the nearby PHCs.
Among its fleet of power stations NTPC Simhadri with the installed capacity of 2000 MW situated near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh has been ensuring uninterrupted power supply and the well-being of its employees, all other workforce and CISF personnel who are rendering a selfless service to the nation.
Joining the national fight against COVID-19, NTPC-Simhadri, has been working on a war footing to support the state government and the district administration to provide relief to the people during the Corona pandemic.
According utmost priority to the health and safety of the workforce masks have been provided to frontline workers, all employees and CISF personnel and sanitizers are placed at many places. Thermal screening has started for those who are entering the plant and administrative offices as well as those entering the township area. Meetings were conducted through web enabled video conferencing facilities.
NTPC Management has made E Control room to monitor the Covid affected persons in the quarantine center round the clock. All requirements are being fulfilled without No time.
Social distancing is being adhered to both at township and plant areas. Social gatherings, meetings, clubs and gyms were completely prohibited.
Stepping up its vigil against the global pandemic, NTPC-Simhadri has created an isolation ward 54 beds to meet any future exigencies. NTPC-Simhadri hospital has also procured the requisite equipment to handle such emergency situations. . A COVID task force has been formed and is working 24×7 to implement the guidelines of the Centre and state government. In addition to this, the township and plant areas as well as nearby project affected villages have been sanitized with disinfectant spray.