Infosys, Accenture To Cover Covid Vaccination Costs Of Employees In India
A health worker administers the Covishield vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca Plc. and the University of Oxford and manufactured by Serum Institute of India Ltd., to a senior citizens at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi, India. (Photographer: T.Narayan/Bloomberg)

Infosys, Accenture To Cover Covid Vaccination Costs Of Employees In India

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India's second largest IT services firm Infosys Ltd. and tech giant Accenture Plc said they will cover Covid vaccination costs of their employees in India.

People above 60 years of age and those in the 45-59 age bracket with comorbidities are being immunised in the second phase of nationwide vaccination that started on March 1.

"Infosys is looking at partnering with healthcare providers to vaccinate employees and their immediate families as eligible under the guidelines given by the Government of India and as per approved procedures and timelines," Infosys Chief Operating Officer Pravin Rao said in an emailed statement.

The company will cover the vaccination cost for the employees and their immediate family members as part of our focus on health and wellness, he added.

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Rekha M Menon, Chairperson and Senior Managing Director of Accenture in India said the company has continued to monitor and consider the guidance of external experts and groups, including international health organisations and local health authorities.

"Based on this, we strongly support the scientific and public health advice that encourages vaccination... for our people who are eligible and choose to receive the Covid-19 vaccination, Accenture in India will cover the cost for the employee and their dependents who are part of our medical benefits program," she said.

More than 1.56 crore vaccine doses were administered in the country through 3,12,188 sessions, according to a provisional report till 7 a.m. on March 3.

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