Mahindra Group has registered its interest to seek COVID-19 vaccines for its employees, according to priorities and sequence to be specified by the government.
The farm equipment-to-aerospace conglomerate said it would take the responsibility for the inoculation of its employees rather than have the government subsidize them.
According to Mahindra Group’s spokesperson, “We have registered our interest to seek vaccines for our employees, in accordance with the priorities and sequence to be specified by the government.”
The spokesperson further said, "We believe it is our duty to take responsibility for the inoculation of our employees, rather than have the government subsidize them."
India has rolled out the world's biggest vaccination program on Saturday with over 2.24 lakh healthcare workers inoculated on the first day of the much-anticipated drive against coronavirus.
The Mahindra Group has a presence in over 100 countries, employing over 2.5 lakh people. If corporates take the onus to bear the cost of vaccination for their employees, it will give further impetus to the program.