18 Mar 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic: HLL implements “Stay Healthy” Policy for Employees

Thiruvananthapuram: 18 March 2020: HLL LIFECARE LTD (HLL), a Mini Ratna public
sector under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has been entrusted with the
emergency procurement of N95 surgical masks with repository value, personal protective
garments, nitrile gloves, goggles, handheld infrared thermometer, hand sanitizers etc.
supporting the MOHFW and other government institutions and hospitals in preventing the
spread of the Covid 19 epidemic. This procurement has helped the government and other
government agencies tide over the demand surge caused due to the sudden outbreak of
the Virus.
Apart from the commercial activities, HLL has implemented a workplace hygiene system in
line with the ‘Break the Chain’ initiative of the State Government. HLL organised a talk by
senior General Medicine specialist Dr. Rajan. K, (M.D. in General Medicine, Pulmonary
Medicine) to create awareness about do’s and dont’s regarding Corona Virus(COVID-19)
and how to effectively prevent the spreading of the disease.  A short video on How to
protect yourself against COVID-19’ by WHO has been displayed across all units across
India and also communicated to all employees through internal communication system and
social media.
 HLL has taken the following preventive measures for curtailing the spread of COVID virus
in the units.
1. Temperature monitoring at the entrance of all major units using thermal scanners
for effective isolation of potential carriers
2. Washing Kiosk installed at the main gate entrances with soap dispenser / sanitizers
for effective washing of hands
3. Hand sanitizers / dispensers placed at different points in units / offices for use of
workmen / executives/ visitors.
4. Arrangements / instructions to security personnel and department heads for
systematic dispensing of sanitizers to all personnel.
5. Online fumigation being carried out in all major units at prescribed intervals
6. Streamlining and shift planning to reduce occupancy of shopfloor
7. Relaxing working norms by making punching non-mandatory, reducing meetings /
gatherings of employees and minimizing travel
8. The WHO guidelines on COVID-19 being regularly played through TV monitors at
reception areas of all units.
9. Routine cleaning of door handles / furnitures, etc with disinfectants
10. Minimum visitor entry to reduce random source of contamination