Dr. Yatin Mehta, Chairman, Institute of Critical Care and Anaesthesiology, Medanta provides real information on Coronavirus and vulnerable groups
Actions taken to safeguard our People and Clients
We are encouraging all our people in India to work-from-home till 31 March 2020, if they choose to – while staying in regular touch with their supervisors and teams to ensure they are effective in their client deliverables and commitments, and to ensure business operations are not compromised.
We have ensured that the technology services and support are available for our workforce to continue operations remotely. We are encouraging our people to proactively use digital communication as the preferred mode of communication.
Protocol for travel
We have put in place a protocol for travel where people are required to keep their Partners as well as the People & Culture team updated on their travel plans to help mitigate risk. All people have been advised against international travel (business as well as personal) and domestic travel has also been restricted to very critical business requirements.
Proactive internal policies and actions
Over the last weekend, we have responded to a potential high risk self-declared case in one of our offices by activating an office shutdown, initiating BCP within four hours and a temporary work-from-home for all personnel out of abundant caution. The employee did not test positive and was discharged from hospital the very next day. However, we felt these precautionary measures were important in order to safeguard our people and clients – despite the fact that the incident took place in a city that does not yet have any reported case of the outbreak.
If you have a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 and your as well as our people are likely to be affected, we request that you immediately inform your Grant Thornton Partner.
We wish to do everything we can to support you during this time and to protect you and your people. Please advise us if you would prefer to have contact over audio/video conference and we will be glad to accommodate your requests.
Impact of Coronavirus on the economy and road ahead
We understand that regular, effective communication is vital for this process and we encourage you to engage us with any questions or concerns.