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RHI Magnesita supports 9000 families with “COVID-19 Safety Kits”

Gurugram, May 26:  RHI Magnesita, the Global leader in refractory products and solutions, has directly supported more than 9000 families in the fight against COVID-19 recently by providing necessary safety tools. Under its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, the company, through its three Indian subsidiaries – Orient Refractories Ltd., RHI Clasil Pvt. Ltd. and RHI India Pvt. Ltd., distributed “COVID-19 Safety Kits” to the families in the communities around its manufacturing facilities in India.

Commenting on the initiative, Parmod Sagar – MD & CEO of Indian operations of RHI Magnesita said, “We, as a Nation, are going through the most challenging times in recent history. We are together in it, and would need to hold each other’s hand to come out stronger from this. As a socially commited organization, standing by the community in such times of crisis is deeply embedded in our corporate culture. Our COVID-19 safety strategy is focussed on preventive action. This initiative not only creates mass awareness on the preventive safety measures, but also supports the marginalised sections in practically following those measures on a daily basis.

The kit contains an oximeter, a digital thermometer, liquid hand sanitizer, liquid soap, 5 units of N95 masks and Vitamin supplements. The kits were distributed to families in the neighboring communities of its plants in Bhiwadi (Rajasthan), Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and Cuttack (Odisha). The families of the contractual workers of the company were also covered under the initiative.

Sanjeev Bharadwaj, Regional Chief Financial Officer of RHI Magnesita said, “In this initiative, we included the families of frontline COVID-19 warriors too. Police personnel in 3 local police stations near our plant in Vishakhapatnam were provided with the kits, in addition to the villagers. During the first wave of COVID-19 also, we had taken up multiple CSR initiatives. The ambulance that we donated to the local PHC in Bhiwadi last year and the one provided to communities around our Cuttack plant as part of the pandemic support, has come in very handy in providing COVID-19 healthcare support during the second wave this time.”

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