MUMBAI, JULY 26, 2021
Boosting the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination drive, Reliance Foundation has crossed a milestone over 10 lakh vaccine doses administered across India. The initiative, Mission Vaccine Suraksha, launched in April by Reliance Foundation, is a mark of commitment to protect the larger community of employees, associates, partners and the general population with free vaccinations.
Till date, over 98% of all eligible employees have already been covered with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in keeping with this promise. As part of Mission Vaccine Suraksha, over 10 lakh doses have been administered already, to employees and family members across Reliance. Over 171 vaccination centres across the country are vaccinating employees, associates, joint venture partners and all their family members including off-roll workforce, retired employees and eight family members of each of these groups.
Now, vaccination for community has been rolled out to administer an additional 10 lakh doses to communities near plant locations and to the general population through NGOs. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, Reliance Foundation has stayed committed to its social responsibility of safeguarding internal as well as external communities.
Reliance Foundation has been supporting COVID-19 prevention through multiple CSR initiatives. These include medical oxygen production free to meet the needs of one lakh patients daily basis, over 2000+ COVID-care beds and facilities supported across the country, providing over 7.5 crore meals to vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic, distributing over one crore masks and safety messages to frontline workers, daily wage earners, transport workers and other groups.
Reliance has contributed a significant 4% of the country’s total CSR spend during 2019-20. This has been systematically enhanced now to help the country face renewed challenges of COVID-19 and the Vaccination Mission is yet another affirmation of the Reliance commitment ‘We Care’.