Ola provides free COVID-19 vaccination to all employees and their dependents
● The vaccination drive will include all Ola employees and dependents, advisors, consultants, and contractual employees
● Ola is one of the first global mobility companies to announce such a vaccination drive
Mumbai, March 17, 2021: Ola, one of the world’s leading mobility companies, today announced that it will cover the COVID-19 vaccination cost for all employees and dependents, as the world continues its fight against the pandemic. This makes Ola among the first global mobility companies to announce a COVID vaccination drive.
The vaccination drive will also be extended to all the direct contractual employees, consultants, advisors of the company and their immediate dependents including spouse, kids and parents, comprising more than 24,000 people. The COVID vaccination drive will be over and above Ola's existing medical insurance policy.
The company is partnering with relevant authorities to conduct the vaccination drive. The vaccination will be offered on a voluntary basis. Ola will provide requisite infrastructure and logistics for the vaccination with the drive being conducted across all the geographies it operates in globally.
Ola will start extending end-to-end support to those applicable starting with the ones above the age of 60 and those 45+ with co-morbidities. It will expand this process to include the rest as soon as the government rolls out the next phase of the vaccination drive.
Ola has played an integral role in COVID protection in the workforce and had set up a COVID Action Task Force last year to undertake multiple precautionary measures to ensure safety and well-being of all employees. In addition to the installation of world-class technologies such as thermal sensing camera, AI-based face mask identification, smartphone based entry and exit system, Ola has been actively conducting Smart Sample testing on a regular basis to curb potential spread of the virus.
Varun Dubey, Ola Spokesperson, said, “We are happy to announce that Ola has decided to cover vaccination costs across the group. At Ola, we prioritize the health and well-being of not only our employees and their loved ones but also our extended family who work directly with us including advisors and consultants. While this vaccine is voluntary, it is also one of the most effective tools to fight against COVID-19. As the Government gears up for the next phase of the vaccination drive, we encourage all our employees and their families to opt for the vaccine and fight against COVID-19”.
Ola is India’s largest mobility platform and one of the world’s largest ride-hailing companies, serving 250+ cities across three continents. The Ola app offers mobility solutions by connecting customers to drivers and a wide range of vehicles across bikes, auto-rickshaws, metered taxis, and cabs, enabling convenience and transparency for hundreds of millions of consumers and over 2.5 million driver-partners. Ola’s mobility offering in India is supplemented by its electric-vehicle arm Ola Electric and its fleet management business Ola Fleet Technologies. Ola also extends its consumer offerings like micro-insurance and credit led payments through Ola Financial Services and a range of owned food brands with India’s largest network of cloud kitchens through Ola Foods.
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Corporate Communication, Ola