13th April 2021

Hindustan Zinc provides Vaccination Van to Medical Health Department at Udaipur

Hindustan Zinc is dedicated to its contribution towards COVID 19 relief activities.

Udaipur: Zinc plays a vital role in boosting immunity and Hindustan Zinc is India’s only integrated producer of Zinc – Lead and Silver. The company has been at the forefront of ensuring the health, be it of its employees or local communities. It has been persistent in its efforts to battle COVID 19 through preventive as well as relief activities in Rajasthan. The company took its efforts a step further in the preventive direction by providing an insulated vaccine van to the Udaipur district medical health office. This will make it easier to transport vaccines from Jaipur to Udaipur and make the distribution process more convenient and efficient.

Arun Misra, CEO and Whole-Time Director of Hindustan Zinc formally handed over the vaccination van on Monday, April 21, to Dr. Dinesh Kharadi, Chief Medical Health Officer of Udaipur, at Yashad Bhawan. On this occasion, CEO Arun Misra said, “Safety and wellbeing of the communities are of utmost importance for Hindustan Zinc. With this vaccination van, we are fully in support of the local authorities and the state government to vaccinate our people and communities to tackle the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. I sincerely request everyone eligible to get themselves vaccinated so that we can resume normalcy as soon as possible.”

Dr. Dinesh Kharadi appreciated the efforts made by Hindustan Zinc towards ensuring the health and wellbeing of people in Udaipur and across Rajasthan. He said, “The vaccine van provided to us by Hindustan Zinc through its CSR initiative will prove to be really useful in times of this pandemic. Earlier we had to get the vaccine from Jaipur or from Dabhok and had only one van, but now that we have two vans, it will really make things easier. It will enable storage of not just COVID vaccine but all types of vaccines even for routine activities as this insulated van maintains a temperature between 2 – 8 Celcius temperature. I thank Hindustan Zinc on behalf of the entire medical health department.”. The van was inaugurated by Dr. Dinesh Kharadi, Mr. Arun Misra, and other officers of the health department as well as management of Hindustan Zinc while ensuring proper social distancing and other COVID 19 guidelines.

About Hindustan Zinc Limited

Hindustan Zinc (NSE & BSE: HIND ZINC), a Vedanta Group Company, is one of the world’s largest and India’s only integrated producers of Zinc-Lead and Silver. The Company is headquartered in Udaipur, Rajasthan in India where it also has its mines and smelting complexes. It is self-sufficient in power with installed captive thermal power plants and green energy plants including wind and solar power.

Sustainability & innovation is at the core of Hindustan Zinc’s operations. The Company is ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific and 7th globally in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020 in the metal & mining sector, is certified as water positive, is a member of the FTSE4Good Index, and a part of the prestigious ‘A’ List by CDP for climate change.

As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc is committed to enhancing the lives of local communities through its social programs. The company is amongst the Top 15 CSR Spenders in India and is currently reaching out to 500,000 people across 189 core villages in Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.