As the deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic continues, startups and technology companies are publishing data on employee stress. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, businesses now have the onerous task of ensuring not just company stability but also employee well-being. Here are some of the measures taken by Indian firms to assist workers in surviving the pandemic.
Tata Motors will pay the family of employees who died of COVID-19 50% of their basic salary per month until the reach of retirement age. The payment will be made in addition to a one-time payment that will provide immediate relief to the family.
IndiGo said it is partnering with Columbia Asia Hospital in Gurugram to open a 13-bed dedicated COVID treatment centre for those coronavirus positive workers who may need an oxygen bed and other medical services.
In the current fiscal year, the corporation will continue to pay salaries to the deceased workers. aytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma announced on Twitter that the company had purchased home medical equipment for its employees and their families, including oxygen concentrators.
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The Covid-19 Relief Fund was established by the company to provide medical and bereavement support to the company's service partners and their families.
To provide Covid-19 vaccine support services to its staff, the organisation has partnered with Connect and Heal, a tech-enabled Online-to-offline distribution network specialising in primary care and urgent response services.
The organisation has partnered with over 130 hospitals to provide vaccinations to its staff and their immediate families. It has also set up vaccination clinics for its staff on campus. Employees who have contracted COVID-19 or are recovering from it will be given an additional 21 days of paid leave.
IBM is stepping up its support for IBMers in India, as well as other parts of the world where COVID is on the rise. The organisation is supplementing medical benefits to ensure COVID-19 services for workers, and it has established a dedicated health line to provide special medical care and consultations from medical practitioners for employees and staff who are isolating at home.
HCL Technologies will cover the cost of vaccination for all of its staff, their families, and vendors, and is planning to extend the drive across the world.
The food distribution platform has stated that it will pay the deceased employee's family 100% of their earnings for the next two years.
Employees who test positive for coronavirus and need to care for a COVID +ve patient at home will be given 14 days of special paid leave. They also provide assistance in setting up ICUs in people's homes, as well as other benefits.