TCS sets up Covid-19 Care Centres in 11 cities for staff, their dependents
India’s largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has set up Covid Care Centers across 11 cities in India including Mumbai, Indore, and Nagpur.
The company also has arrangements with hotels that have hospital tie-ups. Employees and their families can avail emergency medical financial assistance, apart from the health insurance facilities offered, TCS spokesperson said in a statement.
These centres will provide medical support to associates and their dependents (spouse, children, and parents /parents-in-law) who are asymptomatic or mildly COVID-19 positive with no other co-morbidities or medical history/complications.
All the centres will have 24/7 medical cover, along with daily monitoring by trained professionals. The patients can even connect with a counsellor virtually during their treatment.
TCS is also organising COVID testing camps in the offices, COVID-19 helpdesk to seek any assistance required, and 24×7 TCS Medical Hotline to reach doctors and TCS Cares services for counselling.
“TCS Covid-19 Care Centres will provide isolation, comfort, and treatment by the health professionals to our employees and their dependents, who are asymptomatic or have mild (COVID-19) symptoms,” the statement added.
These centres, which will function as per the various guidelines laid down by the Centre and state governments, have been set up in TCS facilities in Chennai, Kochi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Indore, and Nagpur.
The company said, “amidst the tumult of the last few weeks, our priority has always been to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees.”
Other IT firms like Infosys, HCL, and Tech Mahindra have already announced that they are setting up hospital beds in their campuses with oxygen and ventilator support to support employees and their families given the acute shortage the country is facing.
The MHA in an order dated April 27 said IT/ITeS firms in Special Economic Zones (SEZ) can extend up to 50-bed hospitals from the current 10 beds within the SEZ units, IT industry body NASSCOM pointed out.