Prione Group to provide free COVID-19 vaccination to its employees and their dependents

As India continues its fight against the pandemic, Prione Business Services and Cloudtail India (jointly “Prione Group”), have announced today that they will provide free vaccines to its employees. The first onsite vaccination drive is scheduled for Saturday, 5th June 2021 in Bengaluru. Prione Group has partnered with Manipal Hospitals to provide onsite COVID-19 vaccination for all its full-time employees, fixed-term /temporary contract employees, interns, trainees and their dependents free of charge. This vaccination drive will be over and the Prione Group’s existing medical insurance and COVID-19 support policy.

Eligible staff can register themselves, their spouses, two kids (18+yrs only), and parents OR in-laws, for this camp. The camp will have adequate medical staff, an ambulance backup, and a team of nurses to support the vaccinees. A standard certificate and a subsequent COWIN update will be provided. Eligible staff can choose to take their second dose at the camp as well provided it meets the timeline stipulated by the Government. This will be validated against the first vaccine dose certificate.

Shilpa Vaid, HR Head, Prione, said, “In India’s battle against COVID-19, vaccination is key to control the pandemic. Vaccines are a critical intervention to end the impact of the pandemic and an essential for all of us to safeguard ourselves from COVID-19. We, at Prione group, are doing our best to make sure that our employees and their loved ones are healthy and safe. As an employer, our first responsibility is towards our employees’ well-being and health. We are encouraging our employees to read more about vaccinations through official sources of information and thereby feel confident about their decision. Apart from arranging vaccination drives, we will also reimburse the costs of vaccination incurred by our staff independently.”

Prompted by a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases, Prione Group has strengthened the wellness initiatives offered to their employees. Apart from launching additional financial assistance in the form of advance salary and insurance super top-up tie ups, Prione Group has also set up home ICU facilities in Bengaluru for employees and their dependents. To equip employees with accurate information from verified sources, Prione Group has set up a voluntary task force and a COVID-19 support and resource handbook for its employees. This guide aids in finding all relevant resources like COVID-19 prevention, diagnosis, post-COVID-19 diagnosis, leave policy and important contact information. Prione Group has launched new virtual resources like a tele-consultation with a Pulmonologist, second-level opinion for six specialties and assistance in RT PCR test slots. This was offered over and above the existing offerings like tele-consultation with a general physician, COVID-19 insurance, and additional COVID-19 leaves. Employees diagnosed with COVID-19 or having a COVID-19 relapse will receive two paid weeks off as well. Through their healthcare partners, Prione group, is also equipping its employees and their families with access to hotel isolation services, additional insurance reimbursements for home quarantine, ambulance on call, nearby hospitals, and virtual monitoring support.

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