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Kothagudem: 65% SCCL worker sattend after lay-off

Kothagudem: 65% SCCL worker sattend after lay-off
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SCCL staff conducting thermal screening on a worker in Kothagudem on Thursday
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After a 51-day lay-off in Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), work was resumed on Thursday.

Kothagudem: After a 51-day lay-off in Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), work was resumed on Thursday.

As per the guidelines of Coal India, the company had announced lay off on April 1 due to Covid-19 outbreak and this is for the first time that the company had given a long lay-off.

There are 27 mines with 18 open case mines in six districts across the State. As many as 48,000 workers are working in SCCL.

After coronavirus outbreak, 22 mines were closed and only five mines were operated with half of the total workers.

On the first day of opening, 65% of workers attended their duties on Thursday. The company officials said that about 60,000 tonnes of coal product were lost during last 51 days. According to Director (O&P) Operations and Production of SCCL, S Chandra Sekhar, the company had taken all measures in all regions during lockdown and created awareness to the workers on Covid-19. He appealed all the workers to follow the rules of lockdown, to wear mask, to clean hands with sanitiser and to maintain social distance while working. 'No mask, no muster' rule will be implemented in all areas, Rao said.

The Director also said sanitisers and hand washing facilities were arranged in all areas for the workers. He ordered the officials to send those workers home if found suffering with fever or any health problems. They were also told to conduct thermal screening to every employee, who enter the office premises. Disinfectant tunnel was installed in all areas as part of containing spread of coronavirus.

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