IT company Cognizant said Monday it has launched a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign for its more than 6.50,000 associates, their families and support teams.
In addition, the company also supplies rescue supplies, including 1,000 oxygenated oxygen beds, ventilators and vaccinations, to the most vulnerable communities through $ 8.5 million (approximately 60 kroner) to help COVID.
“Efforts are part of – Operation C3 – Cognizant’s COVID-19 rapid response program to combat the pandemic, which is aimed at protecting the health and safety of associates, their families, and extends to businesses and vulnerable communities,” the company said. release.
The Vaccination Unit for Associates and Families, launched in Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Gurgaon, has been expanded to 100 Vaccination Centers (CVC) in 40 cities and will continue to be expanded.
“Vaccinations will be conducted at Cognizant’s own facilities and through a network of hospitals operated by health care providers including Apollo, Columbia ASIA, Fortis and Manipal. Cognizant will cover vaccine costs, allow leave and provide vaccine reimbursement where necessary,” it said.
The company said the Cognizant India Foundation has worked with several NGOs and health authorities to mobilize the free delivery of 1,000 COVID oxygen beds, pediatric ICUs, over 7 lightweight personal protective equipment (PPE) for first-line workers and special vaccination camps for people with disabilities and their carers. So far, more than 8,000 people have been vaccinated in these camps during the action, it is added.
The company has taken several measures to support its associates and their families for COVID-19, including a dedicated 24-hour emergency helpline, daily consultations with virtual doctors, hospital rooms with COVID oxygen care, home quarantine in 12 cities, among other things. In addition, fully paid COVID leave has been introduced for affected associates or those working as carers.
“Our first priority is to protect our associates, their dependent members and support teams in these challenging times. We have partnered with top healthcare professionals and hospitals with a pan Indian presence to ensure access to critical health services and vaccinations,” Cognizant India Executive Vice President and President Rajesh Nambiar said.