Bajaj Auto Starts Vaccination Drive For Employees & Family Members
Bajaj Auto has announced a COVID-19 vaccination drive for all employees and their family members above 18 years of age, across all its plant locations. The company has started vaccination camps at its Akurdi, Chakan and Waluj plants, where employees, contract workers and their family members will be eligible for vaccination free of cost. The vaccination drive will also start at the Pantnagar plant from June 5, 2021, Bajaj Auto said in a statement, adding that the company will gradually vaccinate all its employees in a phased manner across the country.
The mass vaccination drive will administer the Covishield vaccine to approximately 20,000 Bajaj Auto employees, off-roll employees, contract workers and their family members. The company has already vaccinated employees and their family members above the age of 45 in the previous phase. As a requirement, all employees will need to register on the COWIN app, prior to the vaccination drive, and then the company’s support services team will intimate the vaccination dates to all employees. All COVID-19 and social distancing protocols will be followed to avoid overcrowding, the company statement said.
“India’s war against the pandemic is on two fronts – medical and economic. With the availability of scientifically tested vaccines, we can address both these challenges effectively. With a vaccinated workforce, we will not only be able to significantly reduce the stress on the public health systems, but also get back to regular economic activity much faster. We look forward to our employees leaving behind all pandemic-related stress after the completion of this vaccination drive,” said CP Tripathi, Advisor, Corporate Social Responsibility, Bajaj Auto.
Bajaj Auto recently pledged to support the family in the unfortunate event of an employee succumbing to the virus. In such circumstances, the company will provide the employee’s salary upto a maximum of ₹ 2 lakh a month for two years, educational assistance for up to two children till graduation in any field, and extension in the hospitalisation insurance up to 60 months for the employee’s spouse and two children.