MUMBAI: Reliance Industries has said that it would bear the coronavirus vaccine cost of its employees. It additionally urged its employees to get vaccinated. Chairperson and founder of Reliance Foundation Nita Ambani sent a mail to Reliance employees, their spouse and parents and children who are eligible to receive the vaccine.
In a mail to the employees, Nita Ambani Reliance Foundation Nita Ambani said, “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 is 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.”
India’s largest private company joins the likes of IT giants Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys, Accenture, and public sector lender State Bank of India among others who are bearing the cost of vaccination of their employees and their dependents.
In the mail, Nita Ambani also urged people not to let their guard down, and said that with their support “we will soon be able to put this pandemic behind us”. She added: “We are in the last stages of this collective battle. Together, we must win and we will win!” Nita Ambani concluded the letter by stating, “Corona haarega, India Jeetega.”
The government has in the Phase-II of the inoculation drive, allowing people older than 60 years and those above 45 years with chronic health disorders to be vaccinated. Reliance Industries’ employee count is around six lakh. The number is nearly 1.9 million when their family members are included.