Swiggy, the on-demand supply platform on Wednesday introduced that it’ll vaccinate over 2,00,000 supply companions in opposition to COVID-19.
This comes shut on the heels of the Central authorities’s announcement on the following section of the nationwide vaccination commencing April 1, 2021, for people aged 45 and above, the corporate mentioned in a press release.
“Within the first tranche of the programme, 5,500 of Swiggy’s supply companions, aged 45 and above can be eligible to opt-in for the vaccination. By the tip of this system, Swiggy hopes to encourage 2,00,000 plus supply companions with the selection to get vaccinated as they proceed to supply an important service. Swiggy can also be requesting authorities for the prioritisation of supply companions within the vaccine drive,” the assertion mentioned.
From necessities to meals, supply companions have all the time been our lifelines.
We’re joyful to announce that we’re supporting 100% of the vaccination price for our complete supply fleet, and that this whole drive can be facilitated by us to maintain them and also you protected. #DeliveringHope
— Swiggy (@swiggy_in) March 24, 2021
Asserting this vaccination programme, Vivek Sunder, COO, Swiggy, mentioned, “Over the previous yr, our supply ladies and men have been a lifeline for the nation, delivering meals and different necessities to thousands and thousands of Indians throughout their time of want. As we proceed to make all efforts to battle the pandemic, we’re prioritising creating consciousness throughout our fleet and lengthening our Covid cowl to incorporate entry to vaccination for all supply companions. We can even cowl for the lack of pay after they take the day without work to get vaccinated.”
“That is one other step in doing our bit for our companions who’re supporting not simply themselves and their households but in addition the society as important service suppliers.”
Swiggy is working with a healthcare accomplice to create consciousness and talk the required know-how and precautions by conducting workshops and counselling classes for its supply companions earlier than the vaccination, the assertion mentioned.