Tech Mahindra converts its office cafeteria into a Covid care facility collaboration with Fortis
IT major, Tech Mahindra, Noida office has announced that the company has converted its office cafeteria into a Covid care facility in collaboration with Fortis. The care facility has been operational since April 24.
According to TOI report, There are 40 beds in the cafeteria, of which 35 are occupied. However, the facility is not well equipped to handle critical patients. But it has a basic medical infrastructure to help patients with mild infections recuperate in case they can’t get a hospital bed.
The company spokesperson said, “Initially, we created this facility to help our employees and their family members, but we did not restrict ourselves and have accommodated anyone who reached out to us as information spread.”
“We have a basic setup in place, to help people isolate and recuperate. Fortis doctors are on call and there is manageable oxygen support. It is a very small number, but we wanted to do something for emergency support,” he added.
Besides this, the IT major has also defined stringent safety protocols and introduced several initiatives including, the 24/7 Emergency Help Desk to address requests related to hospitalization and medication along with Associate Welfare Trust and Health Insurance cover for associates’ financial needs and COVID-19 related expenses.
Tech Mahindra has also launched Mhealthy, which is a comprehensive COVID-19 risk screening test to assess the presence of anti-bodies along with all the vital health statistics for COVID-19 co-morbidities.