Infosys Rolls Out Free Covid Care Center For 2.4 Lakh Employees, Families; Reliance Vaccine Program Starts
On Saturday, the Bengaluru-based IT major, Infosys announced that it is opening a COVID Care Centre (CCC) in Bengaluru.
This new center will be catering exclusively to the company’s employees and their family members.
Infosys COVID Care Centre
The CCC is being opened in partnership with Manipal Hospitals and will be operational from Saturday, April 24.
This is being done to help those COVID-19 positive individuals with mild or no symptoms who do not have adequate home isolation facilities as Iot as informed by Infosys.
This new center will be open to individuals without comorbidities from 18 to 60 years of age.
For admission and discharge, it will be strictly based on a medical screening by Manipal Hospitals.
In terms of cost – accommodation, food and doctor consultation will be paid for by the company.
At the same time, incidental costs like medical tests, medicines, etc will have to be borne by the employee.
In emergencies, oxygen will be provided to patients. But, the patient will be shifted to Manipal Hospital or any other health facility nearby for enhanced medical support.
The said CCC will be located at Hotel Royal Orchid off Old Airport Road in Bengaluru’s Domlur and visitors or bystanders will not be allowed as part of the treatment protocol.
Vaccination Camps For Infosys Employees
Apart from this, the IT company is also organizing vaccination camps at its campuses to inoculate employees and their families against COVID-19.
For doing so, Infosys has partnered with 130 hospitals where employees and their immediate families can get vaccinated, in addition to on-site vaccination camps.
Citing the huge spike in COVID-19 cases in India, the company has urged its employees to stay at home and prioritize their health.
Reliance Vaccination Program
The program will cater to all employees and their eligible family members above 18 years of age.
The program will commence from May 1, according to a statement by RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani to the employees.
Reliance is already bearing the cost of vaccination for all eligible employees and their family members under the Centre’s vaccination program.
Further, the Indian multinational conglomerate suggested in its letter to employees to observe “the strictest measures of safety, precaution, and hygiene”.
Basically, the RIL chairman sought to reassure the employees of the company’s support in the entire institution including the Reliance Foundation and all other businesses through the letter.