Business Woman Kiran Mazumdar Shaw urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow companies to provide booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to their employees.
She took to her Twitter and wrote, “With surging Positive cases I think all companies must be permitted to provide booster doses to its employees. There is massive work disruptions because of folk testing positive. Keeping Industry moving is an essential need for the economy.”
On January 10, India started administering booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to front line workers, healthcare workers and individuals who are above the age of 60 years. More than 40 lakh people have received their precautionary doses to date.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the executive chairperson and founder of biopharmaceuticals company Biocon Limited. She also worked as the chairperson at the Indian Institute of Management in Bengaluru. She is also a recipient of the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan.
The number of coronavirus cases increasing rapidly. The Indian government is taking all the measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus infections. India on Sunday added 1,702 fresh Omicron cases.
India one year ago, started the journey of vaccinating its 1.38 billion population against COVID-19. 90 per cent of the eligible population has received the first dose and 60 per cent has got their second dose too. More than 156 crore vaccine doses have been administered in India.
January 16, 2021: Vaccination drive started in India for front line and healthcare workers
March 1, 2021: Vaccination drive started for those above the age of 60 years and those with co-morbidities in the 45-60 year age group
April 1, 2021: All above the age of 45 years became eligible for Covid vaccination
May 1, 2021: All adults (18+) became eligible for Covid vaccination