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Wipro expects to access about 100,000 doses of Covid vaccine for India

The Fact News Service,
 New Delhi, May 20,

IT major Wipro on Wednesday said it expects to have access to about one lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines for its employees and their families, beginning early June. The Bengaluru-based company said it has partnered with top-tier hospitals and a tech-enabled online-to-offline delivery platform – which specializes in primary care and urgent response services to provide COVID-19 vaccination support to its India-based employees.

“As part of this partnership, beginning early June, subject to availability, Wipro expects to have access to a total of 1,00,000 doses of three vaccines Covishield, Covaxin, and Sputnik V  as the first tranche for the exclusive use of our employees and their dependents (spouse and children),” Wipro said in a statement. The objective is to ensure vaccination for all its employees at the earliest, it added. As India reels under the impact of the deadly second wave of coronavirus infections, several states had witnessed a shortage of medical oxygen, beds, and other resources. Organizations across the spectrum have come forward to support the relief efforts. Efforts to ramp up vaccination are also underway. India has so far administered over 18 crore jabs to eligible beneficiaries. E-commerce major Amazon said its US business is sending critical medical equipment worth over USD 5 million to support hospitals and other COVID care facilities across India. Source:(Internet)

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