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Amazon India launches COVID-19 Relief Scheme to strengthen financial support for its employees and third party workers

 May 24,2021 (PTI) Amazon India has now launched a COVID-19 Relief Scheme (CRS). Through this initiative, Amazon India 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. The COVID-19 allowance is a one-time grant per employee of INR 30,600 for in-house COVID care, medical equipment, or medication related expenses. If employees exceed their maximum insurance cover due to COVID-19 related hospitalization expenses, Amazon India will also additionally reimburse insurance-approved hospital expenses up to INR 1,90,000.

In addition to the COVID-19 Relief Scheme, Amazon India is ensuring front line teams and employees have all the support they need at this challenging time. Here are details of all support initiatives for front line teams

Amazon India is also encouraging all its employees and front line teams to get vaccinated at the earliest possible opportunity and making vaccination a ready choice for its teams. The on-site vaccination events have started with those on the frontline and will soon expand to all employees. The company is also providing a special pay of up to INR 1500 to all associates working through staffing agencies for both doses of the vaccine. The company is additionally enabling vaccination for its associates and employees through various other channels including re-imbursements and facilitating easy access to hospitals

Amazon India also recently announced that it will cover the COVID-19 vaccination cost for more than 10 lakh people including its India employees, sellers, associates as well as its operations partner network of Delivery Service Partner (DSP) associates, including Amazon Flex drivers, I Have Space (IHS) store partners, trucking partners and also their eligible dependents.