State-Run Coal India Sees 400 Deaths, Asks Centre For Help With Vaccines
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State-Run Coal India Sees 400 Deaths, Asks Centre For Help With Vaccines

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June 9, 2021

Coal India Ltd., one of the nation's biggest employers, has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to help accelerate the vaccination of its work force after the deaths of almost 400 staff from Covid-19.


New Delhi, 9 June 2021

As per news report of NDTV, the world's top coal miner, which employs about 259,000 people, said it has written to government officials requesting about 1 million doses be made available for staff and their family members. So far, some 64,000 employees -- about a quarter of the work force -- have been vaccinated, and the company is seeking to speed up the inoculation drive after unions pressed the case. "The company should be looking at mass vaccination programs that cover all employees and their family members so that the damage can be arrested," said Sudhir Ghurde, general secretary at Akhil Bharatiya Khadan Mazdoor Sangh, one of the leading unions.

Source -NDTV

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