Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd. will bear the cost of vaccinating its employees and their immediate family, totaling an estimated 12.2 lakh, as the oil-to-telecom conglomerate looks to safeguard them against the Covid-19 virus.
India’s largest private company joins the likes of IT giants Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., Infosys Ltd., Accenture India, and public sector lender State Bank of India among others who are bearing the cost of vaccination of their employees and their dependents.
“As per our earlier commitment, Reliance will bear the full cost of vaccination for you, your spouse, your parents, and vaccine-eligible-aged children. You and your family’s safety and well-being is our responsibility,” said Nita Ambani, non-executive director, Reliance Industries and chairperson of Reliance Foundation, in an internal communication to all employees.
She further urged all those employees eligible to get vaccinated under the government’s COVID-19 vaccination programme to register quickly.
The firm has tied-up with specific hospitals to roll out the vaccination drive for employees at the places where they are stationed.
She said the government has launched the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination programme across the country.