C.H. Venkatachalam, general secretary of the All India Bank Employees
Association -- the largest body of bank workers -- told the moneycontrol.com website that 1,200 employees had died due to the virus. “Not all banks are forthcoming in sharing the details and compensation policies for the families of those who died due to this virus,” Venkatachalam said.
Venkatachalam was not immediately available to Bloomberg for comments.
The Press Trust of India on Friday reported that Debasish Panda, a senior federal government bureaucrat wrote to state authorities urging them to vaccinate bank and insurance employees against Covid on a priority basis.
India, which is facing a severe vaccine shortage, has administered more than 180 million Covid shots so far. At this rate, it will take a projected 2.5 years to cover 75% of the population with a two-dose vaccine, according to Bloomberg’s vaccine tracker.
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