Anheuser Busch InBev Group Company – Global Capability Center (AB InBev GCC) has extended support for its employees and communities with health infrastructure, financial assistance, essential aid, and mental wellbeing through the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The company has set up a virtual ‘My Care Room’ to provide medical assistance to employees impacted by the Covid-19, according to a statement. It offers support including doctor consultations, coordination for RT-PCR testing, hospital bed assistance, oxygen, ambulances, and other needs as per government guidelines.
Nearly 3,600 regular checks/follow-up calls were carried out based on individual requirements. The organization also supported employees with home delivery of nearly 4,800 meals across India, the statement added.
Serge De Vos, Director, AB InBev GCC, said, “At AB InBev GCC, we have always considered our employees and communities we operate in as our greatest strength and their safety and well-being is our utmost priority. The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on the country, and we aim to continue supporting our employees and the communities at large.”
AB InBev GCC has extended an added OPD cover of Rs 10,000 for all employees and credited an additional 28-day paid leave for employees if they or their family members test positive.
The company has administered over 1,800 vaccines through its vaccination drive over five days. The drive catered to immediate and extended family members of employees and their spouses, with company-administered transport facilities, the statement added. In addition, the organization also administered vaccines to contract employees and interns.
AB InBev GCC has partnered with hospitals in Bengaluru to set up a Covid Care Center to ensure timely access to medical care for patients with mild to moderate symptoms. An Employee Fundraiser is set up to support impacted communities with medical equipment, grocery kits and meals.
Extending its support to the communities, AB InBev GCC has extended medical and essential aid through partnership with various NGOs and hospitals in Bengaluru. The initiatives include lCU bed extension by 33 per cent with a hospital and distribution of essential aid kits to impacted families across Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
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