Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) has launched several initiatives to ensure the health, safety, and holistic wellbeing of its employees as well as the larger community, amidst the second wave of the pandemic.
Mindful of the fact that the communities around it require support in all possible ways, the Company has tied up with C-CAMP (Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms); the German Consulate, Bengaluru; Rhenus Logistics, and Nayonika Eyecare Charitable Trust to procure 110 oxygen concentrators for the hospitals in Karnataka.
“We’ve taken extensive measures right from virtual medical consultation, Covid-19 care leaves, insurance coverage to vaccination programmes to support our employees and their families,” says Manu Saale, managing director and CEO, MBRDI.
Some of the initiatives to support MBRDI staff include, covering the cost of COVID-19 vaccination for all its 6000 employees in India, as well as their dependents. As part of the home-isolation care programme, MBRDI has tied up with Apollo Clinic to provide all-paid medical care and advisory services for two weeks. This programme includes daily monitoring, consultation with doctors, diet counselling, physiotherapy sessions including breathing techniques, as well as daily critical vitals checks.
‘Covid Kawach’ is an additional insurance cover exclusively for COVID-19 treatment, which focusses on a health plan with comprehensive coverage for the employees as well as their dependents. As part of its #TogetherWeCan initiative, the Company has launched an in-house, virtual response taskforce called the COVID-19 Warriors, comprising volunteers from amongst the staff, which has been providing invaluable support to those in need.
A command centre with a 24×7 helpline has been set up to provide virtual medical teleconsultation, end-to-end guidance, doorstep RT-PCR swab collection, and information on hospitals and emergency services providing medical assistance to COVID patients.