UAE-based supermarket chain champions Covid vaccine campaign

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Dubai - Popular supermarket Al Adil Trading is also among those which has led its 850 employees to take the vaccination dose.


Sandhya D'Mello

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Published: Sat 30 Jan 2021, 10:02 PM

Businesses across the UAE are setting a precedent by encouraging their employees to get vaccinated in an effort to create a safe environment for its employees. The collective effort of residents getting vaccinated will surely result in paring the virus spread.

Popular supermarket Al Adil Trading is also among those which has led its 850 employees to take the vaccination dose. Dr Dhananjay Datar, chairman and managing director, Al Adil Trading, said: “Covid vaccination is the first major step to prevent the spread of the pandemic. This is critical in order to ensure the safety as well as health of people. It is time for all of us to break away from the shadow of what Covid-19 has brought upon us. Vaccination helps to bring in the assurance that the effects caused by the pandemic can be left behind and we all can move forward with renewed hope and vigour. This is a strong testimony to the efforts of our scientists and it is in the interest of each and everyone to take the vaccination and ensure that our society is safe.”

Al Adil have has also vaccinated its essential workers such as cashiers, in-store salesman, executive office staff, delivery riders, drivers, and others such as them being given priority.

Rakesh, who works as office boy, in Al Adil, said: “I decided to take the vaccine since I am in close contact with many members of the Al Adil staff and don’t want to be a carrier of the disease to anyone that has any pre-existing or health issues.”

Similarly, Vijay, an employee of the same brand, said: “Since I am always in contact with many individuals throughout the day, I consider it more of a responsibility to keep myself and others safe by taking the vaccine.”

Al Adil — HACCP, ISO 22000, GHP, and GMP certified company — has won several quality control awards and has taken quality and hygiene-related issues extremely seriously, said Datar.

“We are continuing the same practices and safety protocols we have practiced since the beginning of the pandemic as set by the Dubai Municipality and Dubai Health Authority. We are ensuring social distancing, mandating masks and gloves for our employees, and regular sanitation of our shops daily,” he added.

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