Swiggy launches covid care package for delivery partners across India

New Delhi: Online food ordering platform Swiggy has announced the launch of a special care package providing support to its over 1.5 lakh delivery partners and their families.

The care package—called ‘Swiggy Suraksha‘—covers a host of services such as stronger financial support and hospitalisation cover for delivery partners and their families affected by Covid-19, the company said in a statement. In May, the company commenced vaccination drives for its delivery partners across the country.

“With Swiggy Suraksha, we are making sure that our delivery heroes also have the necessary support—including a 24X7 hotline for medical emergencies, access to doctors for themselves and their families, income support, free access to vaccines, hospitalisation cover for themselves and their families if affected by Covid-19,” Swiggy’s Chief Operating Officer Vivek Sunder said.

Under the scheme,

  • All covid-affected delivery partners will be eligible to receive income support and nutrition care support of Rs 14,000 for two weeks of their recovery period.
  • In cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Chennai—if partners choose to—Swiggy will do doorstep delivery of homestyle meals prepared in its cloud kitchens.
  • Delivery partners and families who test positive will receive enhanced hospitalisation cover of up to Rs 1.5 lakh rupees under the Swiggy Suraksha initiative.

The company has also enhanced life insurance cover to Rs 5 lakh in the event of an untimely death of a delivery partner due to Covid-19, Swiggy said.

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