Swiggy Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Cover For Over 2 Lakh Delivery Partners

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Swiggy introduced that it’s going to vaccinate over 2,00,000 supply companions in opposition to Covid (Representational)

Bengaluru:

Swiggy, the on-demand supply platform on Wednesday introduced that it’s going to 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 part of the nationwide vaccination commencing April 1, 2021, for people aged 45 and above, the corporate mentioned in an announcement.

“Within the first tranche of the programme, 5,500 of Swiggy’s supply companions, aged 45 and above shall 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 offer a necessary service. Swiggy can also be requesting authorities for the prioritisation of supply companions within the vaccine drive,” the assertion mentioned.

Saying this vaccination programme, Vivek Sunder, COO, Swiggy, mentioned, “Over the previous yr, our supply men and women have been a lifeline for the nation, delivering meals and different necessities to tens of millions of Indians throughout their time of want. As we proceed to make all efforts to combat 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 may even cowl for the lack of pay once they take the break day 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 additionally the society as important service suppliers.”

Swiggy is working with a healthcare associate to create consciousness and talk the mandatory know-how and precautions by conducting workshops and counselling periods for its supply companions earlier than the vaccination, the assertion mentioned. 

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