Bajaj Auto has announced an all-round support package for all its employees to fight the second wave of the Covid pandemic in India. The company is offering monetary assistance for employees and their families in these tough times. In addition, the home-grown brand has donated a sum of Rs 300 Crores towards various government, local administration and NGO initiatives which include the procurement of 12 oxygen plants and several other respiratory support equipment. It has been undertaking several initiatives from the past one year in the country.
Commenting on the various initiatives, Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto said “When asked how we should treat others, Ramana Maharshi replied, 'There are no others'. It is with this sense of oneness that we shall do our utmost for any extended families of Bajaj Auto who might be devastated by the loss of their loved ones who went beyond the call of duty in the face of this pandemic.” Under Bajaj's new monetary assistance policy, if any employee passes away unfortunately due to Covid, then his/her family members are entitled to a monetary support for upto a period of two years from the date of demise. The kids of the employee will be assisted in studies till graduation by the company. Furthermore, a 5-year hospitalisation insurance cover to all family members of the deceased employee will be provided.
Apart from financial contributions, Bajaj Auto had already started facilities for tests and treatment at its multiple Covid care facilities, all equipped with professional medical care and 24X7 monitoring. It has also extended the support of its engineers who have worked closely with government authorities to audit the oxygen systems at more than 70 hospitals across districts in Maharashtra. During the first wave, the company had started a 32-bed facility at its Akurdi plant that operates from eight buildings and provides free treatment by trained medical personnel. This was in addition to its other Covid centres in Waluj (200 beds), Chakan (16-bed) and Pantnagar (15-bed).
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