"Infosys is looking at partnering with health care providers to vaccinate employees and their immediate families as eligible under the guidelines given by the government of India and as per approved procedures and timelines. Infosys will cover the vaccination cost for the employee and immediate family as part of our focus on health and wellness,” said Pravin Rao, Chief Operating Officer, Infosys.
“As we continue to navigate the pandemic, nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our people. At Accenture
in India we have continued to monitor and consider the guidance of external experts and groups, including international health organizations and local health authorities. Based on this, we strongly support the scientific and public health advice that encourages vaccination," said Rekha M Menon, Chairperson and Senior Managing Director, Accenture in India.
In response to a tweet from businessman Suhel Seth asking India's top 1000 companies
to cover costs of the Covid-19 vaccine for their employees, Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra tweeted: "We made this offer quite a while ago. Just awaiting permission. Should come soon."
India began rolling out the third phase of vaccinations for Covid-19 from March 1, and includes eligible citizens above 60 years of age and 45 to 59 years with specified co-morbidities.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday set the ball rolling for the third phase of vaccination with an early-morning jab of Covaxin, the vaccine made by Indias Bharat Biotech, at Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
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