New Delhi, Apr 13 (PTI) A hospital run by billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance group’s philanthropic arm has decided to reward its medical warriors currently leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, with extra salary and other benefits.
Employees of Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai who are actively involved in COVID-19 treatment would get an additional one-month CTC while the frontline staff deployed at Seven Hills Hospital, emergency room (ER) and two isolation rooms will get an additional payout besides the extra salary.
“We are extremely grateful and thankful to the entire RFH team, working together as a team towards this war against COVID. We are the real warriors and the real heroes. We are extremely proud of the unmatched commitment, determination and support displayed of all of you in these tough times especially our team at Seven Hills and at RFH in ER isolation units,” Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital (RFH) chief executive Tarang Gianchandani has written to staff.
She said a “token of appreciation” is being shared for the “ongoing efforts and enthusiasm demonstrated by the RFH staff”.
“As a gesture of gratitude and appreciation, all our employees actively helping us during these tough times, will be giving an additional one-month CTC. For our brave frontline staff deployed at the Seven Hills, ER and the two Isolation rooms, we will be offering them an additional payout over and above the one-month CTC for their brave hearts and commitment to the cause,” she wrote.
In acknowledgment of the inconvenience to manage the household groceries during these times of crisis, grocery bags will be distributed to staff that is not in the hostel and are currently working from RFH and coming to the hospital.
“We have ensured adequate and the best available personal protective equipment for our frontline warriors at ER and all other areas where our staff is working across areas including High-risk areas, the COVID confirmed and suspected cases at Seven Hills and RFH,” she wrote.
Also, for all visiting consultants (medical and surgical), no affiliation charges are charged from March 15. “We will also continue to provide free bus service to all employees commuting to RFH along with the availability of water, biscuits, and masks during the journey and on arrival to RFH respectively,” she wrote.
Free meals to the entire staff at RFH will continue to be provided during this period.
“Also and importantly, in case, any of you or your family member is contracted by COVID 19 or need any medical assistance, we at Reliance Foundation Hospital under Reliance Foundation with support of RIL are committed to manage your treatment and take care of all your medical expenses during these times of crisis,” Gianchandani said.
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