Kolkata. No production activity is happening since the beginning of the lockdown on March 23 at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) except for emergency services including security, safety, medical, water, electricity etc which are being kept operational in order to protect the vital assets of the Shipyard, a company statement said on May 13.
Notably, an ASI of CISF deputed in GRSE and having history of diabetes & hypertension tested positive for Covid 19 and passed away on May 11. The company stated that the Shipyard stands in solidarity at this hour with the bereaved family.
All CISF personnel who reside within the barrack accommodation of GRSE Main Unit have been placed under quarantine and their samples have been immediately sent for testing. Personnel found Covid positive have already been shifted for treatment at State Medical Facilities designated for treatment of Covid 19, as per extant norms.
The State Administration has been highly supportive in providing prompt hospitalisation facility to these paramilitary personnel and also in sanitising their barracks.
GRSE has been under lockdown since March 23 in full compliance with Government of India & State Government directives. All actions as per established practises and protocols is being undertaken by the Shipyard to tide over this pandemic and crisis at this hour, the statement added.