CNH Industrial, a global producer of agricultural and construction equipment in India announced its in-house COVID-19 vaccination drive for its 4,000-strong Indian workforce, including contractual workers, to ensure their health, safety and well-being in the face of the ongoing pandemic. Raunak Varma, country manager, CNH Industrial India & SAARC, confirms, “We have kicked off the vaccination for our employees at all our locations in a phased manner. With this vaccination programme, we are creating a safe environment for all our employees. We continue to monitor and support the employees, in case of illness and hospitalization.”
The programme commenced on June 7 starting with the plant in Greater Noida and will be followed by the Pitampura and Pune plants along with the corporate office in Gurgaon as per vaccine availability.
ADP, the human resources management software & services provider, has also started a vaccination drive for all its 10,000 employees and their families, free of cost. ADP India has tied up with Rainbow Hospitals in Hyderabad and Chennai, and Jehangir Hospital in Pune to authorise and administer the vaccine.
On the very first day of the drive in Hyderabad, over 450 beneficiaries received their jabs. The Company expects to offer the dose to an additional 49,500+ employees and dependents by the end of this mass vaccination, which will go on till the end of June. However, it is up to the employees to get themselves inoculated. They can even get their vaccine from a private doctor, and the Company will reimburse the cost.
“By inoculating our employees, we aim to contribute to a faster national recovery from this unfortunate crisis. We are encouraged by the significant increase in vaccination availability, helping us assure the community that there is, in fact, light at the end of the tunnel,” says Vipul Singh, vice president & head of human resources, ADP.
BL Agro Industries, the Indian manufacturer of edible oils and food products, has also organised a vaccination camp on its premises for its entire workforce. In the first phase, the Company had its 1200 employees from the corporate office, and their respective family members, vaccinated at a nearby municipality hospital in Bareilly, and in the second phase, the labour workforce of 2,400 people were vaccinated at the on-premises camp.
The Company has also been helping its COVID-affected employees and their families with the necessary hospitalisation, arrangingement of oxygen cylinders, doctors, timely delivery of medicines, and so on. “Our colleagues, who have always contributed to the company’s growth with the best of their capabilities are our assets and taking care of them is our responsibility,”says Ashish Khandelwal, managing director, BL Agro. The Company will extend the vaccination drive to its team members in other cities as well.