ZTE announces welfare plans for employees in India amid COVID pandemic
ZTE, a leading telecom company has announced a slew of initiatives to offer aid and support to its employees in India, amid the second wave of the COVID pandemic.
The company said in a statement that the plans range from forming a ‘COVID review team‘ to drive employee welfare actions, to COVID insurance for staff.
Other initiatives include extending ‘Doctor on Call‘ services and establishing a helpdesk for offering assistance on matters such as medicine, oxygen, and hospital beds.
“In an effort to combat the ongoing pandemic swiftly, a COVID Review Team, consisting of ZTE India senior management, has been formed to accommodate and drive employee COVID welfare actions. This team assesses the number of active cases and patterns among staff on a daily basis in order to support them,” ZTE India said in a statement.
Besides existing Group Mediclaim Policy for employees and their families, the company has also secured COVID insurance for its employees, it said adding this would cover the costs of hospitalization and home isolation.
ZTE India has launched its ‘Get Vaccination Program‘ to encourage employees and their families to get inoculated and will cover the cost of vaccination for staff.
“ZTE India has set up oxygen concentrators at various locations and intends to bring more as needed by its staff. Furthermore, a stock of oxygen canisters has been procured at various location offices for mildly affected employees or their families,” the company statement said.
Commenting on the Welfare Plans, Ashoka Li, Chief Executive Officer, ZTE India said, “Our employees’ wellbeing is our primary concern, and the company will support and assist them at every step of the way”. with PTI Inputs