Chennai: India’s third largest motorcycle company, TVS Motor Co Ltd, on Saturday announced to bear the cost of Covid-19 vaccines to its around 35,000 employees and their immediate family members in the coming months. The company head, Venu Srinivasan claimed to pay the cost of the entire vaccination process.
With this decision, TVS Motor Co. now joins a host of other companies like JSW Steel, Reliance Industries Ltd and others, who also are administering Covid-19 vaccines to all of their employees.
“At TVS Motor Company, we place paramount importance on holistic employee well-being. We have strived to provide complete support to our employees and their extended family members through the pandemic, ranging from apps for emergency requirements, doctor-on-call, Covid-19 awareness communication and mental wellness programmes. With this vaccination drive, we continue our endeavour to prioritise the health and safety of all our employees and their families,” said R AnandaKrishnan, executive vice-president, human resources of TVS Motor Company.
The multinational motorcycle company also said that this vaccination drive is in line with the ongoing government guidelines and will cover 35,000 direct and indirect company employees across the country. In the initial phase, the vaccine will be made available to all employees and their immediate family members above the age of 60 and 45 years or older suffering from certain medical conditions.
Under the above-mentioned initiative, employees and their immediate relatives of five companies – TVS Motor Co. Ltd, Sundaram Clayton Ltd, TVS Credit Services Ltd, Sundaram Auto Components Ltd, Emerald Haven Realty Ltd – will be covered.
In order to efficiently run their production lines, it is important for automakers and their suppliers to reduce cases of Covid-19 in their factory and office premises. Hence, the company is required to vaccinate as many employees as possible so that it can ensure smooth running of operations.