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Amazon India to offer Covid-19 financial support for affected employees

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 • Tamil Comments
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Even as the country continues to cope with the devastating effects of the raging Covid-19 pandemic, Amazon India has launched a COVID-19 Relief Scheme (CRS), through which the company will provide additional financial assistance to frontline teams of associates hired through staffing agencies and other eligible employees with a COVID-19 Allowance and additional Hospital Reimbursement.

Stating that the company was encouraging all of its employees and frontline teams to get vaccinated as early as possible, Amazon India reportedly said, "The Covid-19 allowance is a one-time grant per employee of Rs 30,600 for in-house Covid care, medical equipment, or medication related expenses, Amazon India said in a blog. If employees exceed their maximum insurance cover due to Covid-19 related hospitalisation expenses, Amazon India will also additionally reimburse insurance-approved hospital expenses up to Rs 1.9 lakh."

Amazon India had also earlier announced that the company would cover the vaccination cost of over 10 lakh people, including delivery service partner associates, including Amazon Flex drivers, 'I Have Space' store partners, trucking partners and their eligible dependents. "The company is also providing a special pay of up to Rs 1,500 to all associates working through staffing agencies for both doses of the vaccine," Amazon had mentioned in its statement.

 

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