Siemens India has announced an array of measures to support communities and their employees and their families in the relief efforts against COVID-19.
Siemens Relief Efforts
In April 2020, Siemens pledged a total contribution of Rs. 20 crore towards its efforts against COVID-19. Following the second wave of COVID-19, which has resulted in stretching the healthcare infrastructure in the country further, Siemens has announced an additional contribution of Rs. 20 crore, taking the total contribution to Rs. 40 crore.
Interventions range from providing government hospitals across the country with COVID-19 testing lab, state-of-the-art computer tomography scanner, testing kits, ventilators, oxygen concentrators, oxygen generators, medical supplies and gear. The Company also provided migrant and daily wage workers with dry rations and hygiene kits. These efforts have been supported by the Siemens Caring Hands Foundation in Germany.
COVID-19 Care and Employee Well-Being
To support families of employees, who have lost their lives to COVID-19, Siemens announced lumpsum financial assistance of Rs. 25 lakh in addition to one year’s salary of the employee. Furthermore, support towards school fees and continued medical insurance for immediate family members will be given.
Siemens will grant supplemental leave for colleagues recovering from COVID-19 and additional 10 days of Wellness Leave for every employee.
The above measures are in addition to Siemens’ commitment to facilitating vaccinations for all employees and their families.
“In these difficult and exceptional circumstances, the community and our employees need concrete measures for their well-being. We will continue to support every employee and their family at this very difficult time. The organization is doing everything possible to ensure that every employee feels safe and cared for,” said Sunil Mathur, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Limited.