Even As The Number Of Daily Cases Rises, SBI Withdraws Its Special Support Programme For Infected Employees

An additional Rs 20,000 was provided to the affected employee under the special programme to cover treatment and related costs. Three months ahead of planned, this plan was halted.

The State Bank of India has discontinued its special assistance plan,’ three months ahead of schedule, for staff afflicted with covid. This is the latest development. In the midst of the third wave of covid-19 infections, the nation has seen an increase in daily reports. There were over 2.5 lakh instances reported on Monday in the nation. It was reported by The Economic Times that starting January 1, 2022, the unique scheme would be included in the current medical plan.

The employee with the covid infection received Rs 20,000 as part of a special programme to help with treatment and other costs. October 2021 saw this programme extended until March 31, 2022.

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The decision has angered bank staff, and that’s understandable. The third wave of the epidemic afflicted a substantial number of SBI employees, according to ET. There is a high probability that bank personnel will get infected with the virus since they are among the first responders.

According to reports, the number of cases in Delhi and Mumbai’s metro areas has stabilised, but in the country’s lower-tier cities, the number of cases has increased. According to the Financial Times, the bank announced the merger of the special programme on January 13.

As indicated by the bank, the third wave of the pandemic differs significantly from the prior two waves. The study said that more individuals have been immunised and that the availability of oxygen and beds has increased.

According to the article, the biggest state-owned lender in the nation reimburses its workers and their families for all medical expenditures. According to reports, they’ve also paid for vaccinations.

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