Reliance Industries Limited is going to cover the COVID-19 vaccination costs for its employees and their families.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the nationwide vaccination drive on January 16 with healthcare workers at the frontline of India’s COVID-19 battle getting their first jabs.
The country has begun the second phase of the vaccination drive in which everyone above 60 years of age and those over 45 years with comorbidities will be able to get the vaccine.
“Reliance will bear the full cost of vaccination for you, your spouse, your parents, and vaccine-eligible children. You and your family’s safety and well-being are our responsibility. Mukesh and I truly believe that cherishing the health and happiness of our loved ones is what it means to be part of a family – the Reliance Family,” said Nita Ambani, chairperson, and founder of the Reliance Foundation, in a statement.
The total employee strength of Reliance Industries, on the roll and off the roll, is about 6 lakh. The number is nearly 1.9 million when their family members are included.