Infosys, Accenture to pay for vaccination of their staff

Bengaluru, March 3 : Global software majors Infosys and Accenture on Wednesday said they would pay for the vaccination of their employees.

“We will cover the vaccination cost for our employees and their family as part of our focus on health and wellness,” said Infosys chief operating officer U B Pravin Rao in a statement here.

The city-based IT behemoth will partner with healthcare providers to vaccinate its techies under the guidelines of the government and as per the procedures.

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The Indian arm of the US-based Accenture said it would also pay for vaccinating its employees and their dependents who are part of its medical programme.

“We will cover the cost for the vaccination of our employees and their dependents. We support the scientific and public health advice that encourages vaccination,” said the company in a statement here.

The government has stepped up its vaccination drive on March 1 to vaccinate senior citizens above 60 years and those with comorbidities above 45 years after healthcare workers and frontline warriors have been given the jab since January 16 across the country.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-generated from IANS service.

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