BEML starts manufacturing Oxygen Generating Units
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BEML starts manufacturing Oxygen Generating Units

June 4, 2021

Bengaluru: Public Sector BEML has successfully started manufacturing 960 LPM Medical Oxygen Plants at its KGF complex in record time under a ToT agreement with Defence BioEngineering & ElectroMedical Laboratory (DEBEL), Bengaluru under DRDO.

The first set of Medical Oxygen Plant has been rolled out and is being delivered to Koppal Institute of Medical Sciences, Koppal. BEML has received orders for 100 numbers from DEBEL on May 21, under ‘PM Cares’ Fund and the same is expected to be supplied by end of July 2021.

In coordination with District-Level Medical Authorities, BEML is also establishing a 960 LPM Capacity Medical Oxygen Plant in one of the designated hospitals in Karnataka, under the CSR, according to a press release issued here on Thursday.

BEML is making dedicated efforts to extend all possible assistance to the Government bodies, Medical units and frontline workers apart from taking care of employees and their families in combating this pandemic. The Company contributed Rs. 50 lakh to DRDO towards opening of a 500-bedded Hospital for Covid patients.

To provide immediate medical attention, the Company has set up COVID Care Centres at its KGF and Bangalore Complexes. Fever Clinic has also been established for examining the suspected COVID cases at KGF Complex.

To boost the Government’s effort in vaccination, BEML has conducted vaccination camps at BEML’s KGF, Bangalore and Mysore Complexes through medical staffs in coordination with DHOs for the employees, their dependent family members, retired employees, contract workers and others. So far, total 3,174 employees, executives and contract workers have been vaccinated through this drive, which is more than 55 per percent of the staff in the age group of 45 years and above.

 The vaccination for the employees of below 45 years of age also has been started. Moreover, to contain the spreading of the virus, BEML has also undertaken various preventive measures on war footing with prime focus on the health and safety of the employees. 

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Various initiatives such as distribution of food, medicines, masks, food provisions etc. and massive awareness campaigns are organised with the involvement of stakeholders and local authorities to demonstrate its commitment towards employees and local public. Even when faced with economic uncertainty as all the operations were completely stopped due to lockdown, the Company continued to engage all its manpower including the Contract workers without any reduction in salary/wages. All necessary medical support was extended to all employees and their dependent family members including contract workers.

BEML has tied up with major Hospitals including testing Labs across the country. Particularly, majority of high standard hospitals available in Bengaluru are recognised by the Company to provide critical medical care to its employees and dependents.

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