56 Air India employees lost lives due to COVID-19: Govt

Updated: July 22nd, 2021 03:10 PM IST

Covid claimed lives of 56 Air India employees: Government

56 Air India employees lost lives due to COVID-19: Govt Photo

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi  Last Updated at July 22, 2021 14:31 IST

"A total of 3,523 employees of Air India Limited have been affected by COVID-19. Out of this, 56 employees succumbed to this pandemic till July 14, 2021," he stated in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha. The minister said the national carrier has taken various measures to safeguard the interests of COVID-affected employees and their families. He stated that the carrier paid a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the family of each permanent employee who died due to COVID-19. When a fixed-term contractual employee died due to COVID-19, Air India paid his or her family a compensation of Rs 5 lakh, he noted. Employees infected with COVID-19 were granted a paid quarantine leave of 17 days, he said. "Reimbursement of vaccination charges are being provided to employees and their families if paid by them," he said. The minister said medical facilities were also being provided to Covid-positive employees.(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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