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Swiggy’s vaccination initiative comes after the Central Government’s announcement on the next phase of the nationwide vaccination commencing April 1, 2021, for individuals aged 45 and above.
Foodtech giant Swiggy said it is committed to vaccinating its delivery partners by covering 100 per cent of the vaccination cost for its entire fleet of active delivery partners against Covid-19. Present in around 500 cities, Swiggy has the country’s largest active delivery fleet with over 2,00,000 partners.
Vivek Sunder, chief operating officer of Swiggy, said over the past year, the firm’s delivery women and men have been a lifeline for the nation, delivering food and other essentials to millions of Indians during their time of need.
“As we continue to make all efforts to fight the pandemic, we’re prioritising creating awareness across our fleet and extending our Covid cover to include access to vaccination for all delivery partners,” said Sunder. “We will also cover the loss of pay when they take the time off to get vaccinated. This is another step in doing our bit for our partners who are supporting not just themselves and their families but also the society as essential service providers.”