Indian Oil chairman S.M. Vaidya and other officials during the launch of the TB Mukt IndianOil Parivar' programme. (By arrangement)
NEW DELHI: Indian Oil chairman S.M. Vaidya has launched the ‘TB Mukt Indian Oil Parivar’ programme to eradicate the menace of tuberculosis from the
Indian Oil family by 2025. This pledge is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to end TB in India by 2025, five years ahead of ahead of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target of 2030.
This announcement was made by Vaidya in the presence of Indian Oil's functional directors at the company's corporate office.
Through this programme, Indian Oil will reach out to almost 7 lakh IndianOil stakeholders employees, contractual workers, Fuel Station Customer attendants, LPG delivery personnel and Tank Truck Crew.
IndianOil will thus be implementing a tuberculosis elimination workplace policy at across the country, by screening the entire workforce for Tuberculosis, creating awareness and capacity building of IndianOil's in accelerating the National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme.
Speaking on the occasion, S.M. Vaidya said, "Tuberculosis remains a public health crisis and a health security threat, and its rising footprint in India is a matter of grave concern. Our Health and Safety and HR Teams have crafted a blueprint for achieving the 'TB Mukt IndianOil' milestone by reaching out to our stakeholders in phases. IndianOil is a mini India with diverse cultural threads. Thus a ‘TB Mukt IndianOil' will be a significant step towards achieving the national aspiration of a TB Mukt Bharat".