Cognizant India starts vaccination drive for 6.5 lakh employees, families
IT major, Cognizant India has announced a nationwide vaccination drive for more than 650,000 associates, their families, and support teams.
Additionally, the company is also delivering 1,000 oxygenated beds, ventilators, and vaccinations through $8.5 million (about Rs 60 crore) in Covid relief for the worst-hit communities.
The company said in a statement that the vaccination drive starts today for associates and families in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Gurgaon. It is expanded to 100 vaccination centres (CVCs) across 40 cities and will be further extended.
The vaccinations will be administered at Cognizant’s own facilities and through a network of hospitals managed by healthcare providers, including, Apollo, Columbia ASIA, Fortis, and Manipal.
Cognizant will cover the costs of vaccines, enable time-off and ensure vaccine reimbursements, where needed.
Rajesh Nambiar, Executive Vice President, and Chairman, Cognizant India said, “Our first priority is to protect our associates, their dependents, and support teams during these challenging times. We have partnered with top-tier healthcare providers and hospitals with pan India presence to help ensure access to critical health services and vaccinations,”
The efforts are part of ‘Operation C3,’ Cognizant’s Covid-19 rapid response program. The vaccinations will be administered at Cognizant’s own facilities and through a network of hospitals managed by healthcare providers, he added.