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COVID-19: Wipro to reimburse treatment cost beyond insurance coverage for staff, families

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IT services major Wipro, in its latest initiative to support employees and their family members during the second wave of coronavirus, has announced that it will reimburse the COVID-19 treatment costs if they exceed the insurance coverage amount.

COVID-19: Wipro to reimburse treatment cost beyond insurance coverage for staff, families

IT services major Wipro, in its latest initiative to support employees and their family members during the second wave of coronavirus, has announced that it will reimburse the COVID-19 treatment costs if they exceed the insurance coverage amount.

"The second wave of the #Covid19 pandemic is having a devastating human toll, especially in India and Brazil. The pain we feel is deep because of our closeness to these communities, and we are humbled by the strength and resilience shown by our colleagues," Thierry Delaporte, Chief Executive Officer of Wipro, wrote in a post on LinkedIn.

Delaporte said that the company has taken extensive measures to protect and support the employees of the firm and their families.

"From extended time off to recover from the disease, support family or friends, or to prioritise mental health, to reimbursing employees and family members affected by Covid should their treatment costs exceed the insurance coverage," he said.

The company has also arranged fully-funded COVID isolation centres in various cities.
Last year, Wipro had turned its tech campus in Pune into a five-storey COVID-care hospital to serve anyone in need. "Our 450-bed hospital with its 150 oxygenated, 10 ventilated and other ICU beds, and the 15 doctors and 70 nursing staff continue to treat patients round-the-clock," said the CEO.

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