4 May 2021

Kagem rolls out Covid-19 jabs for staff

Kagem has fulfilled its pledge to acquire the Covid-19 vaccine and ensure its staff and their dependents are vaccinated during the nationwide vaccination programme roll out.         

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Kagem is setting the corporate pace in facilitating voluntary mass vaccination of its employees by the Ministry of Health, following the arrival of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the country. Kagem saw over 250 of its workforce vaccinated against the virus on the first day of its programme. “We have had a very positive response from our staff, with 255 opting for vaccination on the very first day. Kagem remains committed to safeguarding the health of our personnel and we will continue to implement measures put in place for working in the new normal,” noted Kagem General Manager, Sanjeev Kumar. Operations at Kagem restarted in a phased manner in mid-March 2021, after being suspended for nearly a year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The mine continues to closely monitor developments associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, including the rise of the new variants, and has put in place “New-Normal Covid-19 Environment” management systems, in line with the Ministry of Health protocols, which include Rapid Antigen testing and thermal body temperature reading cameras to minimise the risk of contagion. “We hope making the vaccine available to our staff will help create a healthy, safe and secure environment for our employees” noted Mr Kumar, who is one of vaccine recipients.