JNPT | Initiates Free COVID-19 Vaccination Drive for Truck Drivers


To commemorate 75 years of progressive India and its glorious history, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), one of India’s premier container handling ports, has undertaken a slew of activities and initiatives as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebration. In line with this, Shri Sanjay Sethi, Chairman, JNPT, in the presence of Deputy Chairman, Shri Unmesh Sharad Wagh, JNPT, launched a free COVID-19 vaccination drive at the Centralized Parking Plaza (CPP) for container truck drivers in collaboration with the ‘Save Life Foundation’ and ‘Enrich Lives Foundation’.

Commenting on the launch of the free COVID-19 vaccination drive, Shri Sanjay Sethi, Chairman, JNPT, said, “Truck drivers have been an integral part of the maritime supply chain. Throughout the pandemic, JNPT has undertaken several measures to combat COVID-19 from the frontline, ensuring a robust EXIM trade by extending support to every element of the supply chain. This vaccination drive for truck drivers is one such important initiative under that. Besides this our tech-enabled Centralized Parking Plaza (CPP), equipped with a dormitory, canteen, hygienic toilets, vehicle repairs, and maintenance amenities, is dedicated to extending every possible assistance to truck drivers.”

The vaccination drive initiated by the JNPT Hospital earlier this year continues to gain momentum. Through this immunization drive, the JNPT Hospital has administered over 20,000 COVID-19 vaccines. Furthermore, JNPT’s Dedicated COVID-19 Health Center (DCHC) achieved a new milestone by recording “Zero COVID Patients”. Moreover, the Port continues to fast-track clearances for critical medical cargo essential for treating COVID-19.

With a people & port approach, JNPT consistently spreads awareness, engages with the public, and actively contributes to the nationwide ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ campaign, accentuating India’s transformation. In line with this, JNPT plans to implement several initiatives, campaigns, and programs in the months ahead.

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