An Indian multinational technology company Infosys and an American-Irish multinational company declared their proposal to cover COVID-19 vaccination costs for their employees in India. The vaccines administered under the mega inoculation drive will be free of cost and private facilities have been ordered to charge Rs.250 per dose.
Calling the shots
Rekha M Menon, Chairperson and Senior Managing Director, Accenture in India said, “For employees who are eligible and choose to receive the Covid-19 vaccination, Accenture will cover the cost for the employee and their dependents who are part of our medical benefits program.” As for Infosys, officer Pravin Rao said in an emailed statement,” “Infosys is looking at partnering with health care providers to vaccinate employees and their immediate families as eligible,” chief operating officer Pravin Rao said in an emailed statement.”
The Mega inoculation drive
So far, the government has approved two vaccines for emergency administration. Until now 1,53,83,883 citizens have been inoculated. Several Indian companies, including autos-to-technology conglomerate Mahindra Group and consumer goods giant ITC Ltd, had already started considering buying Covid-19 vaccines for their employees as early as January.
TPT Policy Advocacy & Recommendations
- The possibility that a large swath of the population may refuse or simply delay vaccination is a perilous challenge to the IT Sectors of the country. Determined to culminate the spread at their premises Accenture and Infosys take up the social responsibility and introduce their propaganda to vaccinate their employees and their dependents under the Health Insurance schemes. The Indian Health Ministry should support these firms in conducting their vaccination drive benefitting the economy of the nation
- In record time, several plagues have seen to flourish across the country. Only 1 vaccine would suffice protection from the disease, then why is the Health Ministry depending on two vaccines for COVID-19. It is perceived that the government doesn’t credence Oxford-Astra Zeneca counterpart Covishield. Or is the government trying to delineate social or religious discrimination between the citizens of the nation? Lately, mortalities after inoculation have also been reported. Also, the two vaccines developed to carry the fear of hypersensitivity. The government is liable for answers to all these incidents.