Covid-19 crisis: Pharma majors step up support to affected employees

Pharma firms have come forward to help employees and their dependents during the pandemic. With over 270,000 deaths due to Covid-19 in the country, the pharma players, who are also part of essential services, have stepped up effo­rts to ensure that families of employees, who succumbed to the disease, are able to have some financial support. Apart from one-time payments, some of these measures include paying for children’s education, arranging hospital and ICU beds, or having round-the-clock helplines to assist employees and their families. The country’s largest drug.....

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