Atos, The Minimalist, Bahwan CyberTek to bear cost of vaccinating staff

More names are being added to the list of companies that have announced their intention to cover the cost of vaccination for their employees and their immediate dependents.


India Inc. is doing its bit to ensure that employees and their families are protected from COVID. Atos, the global digital transformation company, with a 105,000-strong workforce, has announced its intention to cover the cost of COVID-19 vaccination for the Group’s 30,000 India-based employees and their immediate dependents. The Company admits that its “ employees have been the biggest strength in overcoming the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Therefore, Atos will work with local healthcare providers to implement this vaccination programme, as per the guidelines and timelines issued by the Government of India. Rakesh Sharma, CEO, Atos|Syntel views this vaccination drive as “an investment in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our valued employees.”

The information technology conglomerate, Bahwan CyberTek (BCT), which has a 3,000-strong workforce, has also pledged to reimburse the cost of vaccination shots for all its employees and their dependent family members. The Company is encouraging all its employees to get vaccinated at the earliest opportunity. Mike Muralidharan, chief operating officer, Bahwan CyberTek, said the Company strongly believes “the health of all our employees and their family members is crucial and of upmost importance. Our employees are our backbone who have been inspiring us with their unwavering support and enthusiastic spirit during these tough times. Hence, it is our responsibility to ensure that we take necessary steps to safeguard their health and this is one of them.” Established in 1999, BCT provides IP-based digital transformation solutions across North America, the Middle East, Far East, Africa and Asia to more than 1000 customers, including Fortune 500 companies

The Minimalist, the Mumbai-based creative solutions group with presence in Bengaluru and Delhi NCR has also announced a COVID Vaccine Cover Programme for its employees, which will benefit its entire team of 140+ people, across offices. It will cover the employees, their spouse, parents and up to two children. It is also offering COVID special care leave of one day for vaccination for self or dependents. In addition is offering insurance ranging from Rs. 1 Lakh to 5 Lakhs against COVID care.

Himanshu Gander, director, Corporate Centre, The Minimalist, says, “We have always supported our team since the beginning of the pandemic, be it in managing their emotional and mental well-being or helping them enhance their skills through multiple paid certified courses through our special ‘Darwin Project’. All these initiatives are being driven by one of the core values of the company, that is, the value of ‘Empathy’. This project is another step towards building a stronger team and being there with everyone.”

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