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Toyota will bear cost of COVID-19 vaccination for employees and their families

Written by Nayak

In the wake of the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the country, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) announces that it will cover the COVID-19 vaccination cost for its employees, their family members and contract employees. The employee will have the option either to reimburse the costs of the vaccination or get them free of charge at the company’s listed health care facilities. COVID-19 vaccination is very crucial to safeguard the citizens from the rising number of cases and thus TKM chose to undertake this initiative to promote a healthy and safe workplace environment. TKM confirmed that it will reimburse the expenses incurred for both the doses of approximately 25,000 personnel which includes all its employees, their family members and contract employees.

Toyota Kirloskar Motors COVID Related Services For Its Employees

TKM has always put its employees’ safety first, in fact during the first phase of the lockdown, the company ensured that the employees got support ranging from critical health programs, priority doctor-on-call, mental and physical awareness and support from the local hospitals. The company also took measures that enabled the employees for paid leaves for the absence due to infection or quarantine. In addition to these TKM also provided special COVID-19 insurance coverage to employees and family, Covid care kits and enabled dedicated hotline services along with extensive CSR support to the frontline workers.

Toyota In India & Its Future Plans

The recently launched Fortuner and Legender, are getting quite a positive response from the Indian market. No doubt, Fortuner has been one of the most successful products from Toyota India’s lineup, but there were some apprehensions regarding the price, as the top-spec Legender with the automatic gearbox retails at an ex-showroom price of INR 37.60 lakhs. But, it seems like the Fortuner is all set to continue to be the segment leader. For the month of February 2021, TKM sold close to 14,075 units which translates to a domestic growth of 31 per cent as compared to the same period last year.