The company has so far vaccinated over 25% of its workforce across group companies
, HCL Infosystems and HCL Healthcare, and Shiv Nadar Foundation and its institutions and has invested Rs 100 crore for the free vaccination service.
HCL plans to have administered approximately 700,000 doses (including two doses per person) by the end of the drive.
The company has been conducting vaccination drives since March 24, offering employees the opportunity to get inoculated at clinics managed by HCL Healthcare and at HCL’s campuses in Noida, Lucknow and Chennai. It is also in the process of making more centers operational in a phased manner.
Apparao VV, Chief Human Resources Officer, HCL Technologies said, “At HCL we are taking all necessary initiatives to ensure the safe vaccination of employees and their family members as well as third party vendor personnel who have supported us in keeping our business running in these difficult times. With the ongoing pandemic, we believe that vaccination is possibly the strongest way to fight Covid-19. We are working round the clock to provide the best support to our employees and their families at every stage. Our top-most priority is to vaccinate all our employees and their families as quickly as possible and we have planned to achieve this goal by the end of June.”
HCL is in discussions with vaccine manufacturers and hospitals, to provide COVID-19 vaccination support for its India-based employees.
Source : economictimes.indiatimes.com