Amid COVID-19 Meesho announces corpus of Rs 5Cr for its employees

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▪︎To guarantee worker wellbeing amidst the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bengaluru-based social commerce unicorn Meesho has introduced a number of advantages and medical help for its employees. The startup has put aside Rs 5 crore to help its employees and their households financially, emotionally, and mentally.

▪︎Meesho has taken several steps to ensure all its employees are taken care of. It has come up with additional benefits and medical support for employees.

• Optional off on Wednesdays

• Advance salary payments

• Paid leave: Employees who test positive for COVID are eligible to take up to 14 days of paid leave to focus on their recovery.

•Ex-gratia payments: The family of any employee who succumbs to COVID-19 would be given ex-gratia payments equivalent to two years’ salary.

•MeeCare reimbursement package: Outside of the Rs 3 lakh insurance that covers hospitalisation bills, an additional reimbursement of up to Rs 25,000 is given for all expenses incurred during home quarantine and hospitalisation.

•Vaccination drive: Meesho-sponsored vaccination drive will ensure that all employees and their dependants are vaccinated.

•Oxygen concentrators for all.

•Doctor consultations: Meesho has tied up with various medical partners to ensure that all 'Meeshoites' have access to doctors at all times. They are also providing Quarantine stay along with COVID helpline .

Meesho also launched a fundraiser with GiveIndia, where the company’s goal is to raise Rs 50,00,000 to donate essential healthcare supplies, including oxygen supply, N95 masks, PPE kits, hand sanitisers, vaccinations, and more to charitable hospitals and healthcare workers in Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru.

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