Practo aims to vaccinate over one crore Indians as part of ‘Corporate Suraksha’ program
As India battles a deadly second wave of COVID-19 and the need for immunization intensifies, Practo today announced ‘Corporate Suraksha’, a corporate vaccination program for companies across the country. The registrations are now open (https://www.partnership.
Over 500 corporates (approx. 10 lakh Indians) have expressed interest in joining the program in the first phase. Practo will be setting up camps and working with its strong network of hospitals, vaccinators, and supply chain companies among others in the healthcare ecosystem, to initiate the drive. In the coming days, vaccination programs will be run at hospitals, while special camps will be set up at corporate offices in 30+ cities across the nation.
Additionally, Practo will also be expanding this program to housing societies, apartment complexes, and other such communities; they can register here. Following the registration process, Practo will reach out to the respective owners and share details about administering the vaccines, appointment schedules, and the location where employees can get the jab.
Over the next few months, the company plans to scale this to over 1000 corporates and 1 crore Indians.
Dr Alexander Kuruvilla, Chief Healthcare Strategy Officer, Practo, said, “Centre’s decision to include every adult in the fourth phase of the vaccination drive is a welcome move. The country is battling a deadly second phase of the viral outbreak, and immunizing as many people as possible is the only way out of it. Blanket vaccination is critical. The government is constantly working on expanding the list of COVID-19 vaccination centres, and Practo is extending its full support to make sure that the programme is carried out quickly and efficiently.”
In addition to this vaccination program, the company also offers a comprehensive health and wellness plan to corporate employees, as part of which employees get premium 24*7 access to 25000+ verified doctors for instant online consultations across 22+ specialties, medicine delivery and medical tests services at home services. Over 150 corporates like L&T Financial Services, Marico, Hexaware Technologies,Tata Realty, Denave India, Telus International have availed these plans for their employees.
As per government directions, all individuals are required to be vaccinated twice - with a gap of six - eight weeks between the doses. They also need to continuously monitor their health during this period for possible side effects like fever and/or cold. In case they experience any discomfort, they must consult a doctor. Practo’s health and wellness plans come in handy in such cases.