Cognizant India To Cover Covid-19 Vaccine Cost For Staff, Family Members
A health worker administers a dose of Covaxin in the Covid-19 vaccination room at the Super Speciality Hospital Hospital in Srinagar, India. (Photographer: Sumit Dayal/Bloomberg)

Cognizant India To Cover Covid-19 Vaccine Cost For Staff, Family Members

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Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt. said it will cover the vaccination cost for over six lakh people in India, including its two lakh employees and their families as well as contract and support staff.

"(This will include)...our more than 200,000 full-time employees and their dependents in the country, as well as approximately 50,000 people, comprising contingent staff such as contract, support and security personnel, and their families," Cognizant India Chairman and Managing Director Rajesh Nambiar said in an e-mailed statement.

Several companies, including Walmart Inc.-owned Flipkart, Infosys Ltd., Accenture India Pvt., Reliance Industries Ltd., TVS Motor Co., and Mindtree Technologies Ltd. have committed to covering vaccine costs for their employees and their family members.

"Our employees have been instrumental in facilitating critical services to millions of people around the world, including those on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic, through their work with our clients and communities," Nambiar added.

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