SBI,Canara Bank and United India offers Corona Vaccine for 45 years above Employees at Low Cost. Government owned banks of State bank of India, Canara bank and United India General Insurance has planned to bear the Corona virus vaccination cost Rs. 250 per dose per head for their staffs who are 45 years of age with co-morbidities and their dependents.
United India has also urged their employees to get the vaccination done free of cost at government hospitals. SBI and Canara Bank did not urge its employees to look at the government hospitals for vaccination.
The insurer of United India General Insurance Company said only in the case where eligible employee were not able to go to a government hospital they can get the vaccination done at private hospitals.
C.H.Venkatachalam, General Secretary, All India Bank Employees’ Appreciates the decision of the two banks and said that, “What is important is that the bankers should be vaccinated on priority basis and they should also be considered as corona warriors”.
“Despite being exposed to the coronavirus infection, the bankers attended to duty during the lockdown period and were handling currency notes, coins and others offered by their clients,” Venkatachalam said.
Meanwhile, the unions in the general insurance sector are urging the other three government companies – National Insurance Company Ltd, Oriental Insurance Company Ltd and New India Assurance Company Ltd – to follow United India’s example.
All India Insurance Employees Association (AIIEA), General Secretary Shrikant Mishra told “No circular has been taken on the matter by Life Insurance Corporation of India”.
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