A time for compassion, empathy, and resilience: We are in this together
India is experiencing an unprecedented COVID surge (more than 2.2 million new cases and 16,000 deaths last week). India’s hospitals are at capacity and are highly stressed.
There is a great sense of unease, anxiety, and fear everywhere. We hope that you, your loved ones, and your colleagues are safe.
Our team in India, working from home across more than 160 cities, is battling this sudden surge. Many Fractalites are experiencing symptoms, or are caregivers to loved ones, or are dealing with mental health situations brought about by the pandemic.
Fractal’s Critical Events Team (FACET) is working 24×7 to ensure that we are doing everything to support our people. We have been taking a series of measures to ensure the health and well-being of all Fractalites. Since March 2020, FACET has monitored and supported Fractalites by:
- Providing access to high-quality information (reducing infodemic stress), psycho-social support through proactive outreach, medical partnerships, and more.
- Access to physical and mental health resources like access to high-quality coaches and therapists.
On April 20, 2021, we have also initiated a corporate vaccination program in India. Fractal partnered with Apollo Hospitals Group for pan India vaccination. Kavach 2.0 program offers pre-vaccination support, inoculation, and post-vaccination support to all Fractalites and their loved ones who meet the vaccination criteria. The program is at no cost to Fractalites.
We continue to work from home and continuously assess the impact of the COVID – 19 surge on our people and clients. We have activated our Business Continuity Plan to manage disruption wherever applicable.
Our heartfelt gratitude to all the healthcare and frontline teams, working tirelessly in the pandemic. Fractal CSR continues to support the community, especially frontline healthcare workers and economically disadvantaged lady scholars. Fractal has also contributed its Analytics and AI expertise to assist the Government of India with critical decision-making in managing disease spread, managing healthcare outcomes, restarting the economy, and citizen engagement.
Words feel inadequate to describe the immense pride and appreciation I have for Fractalites, clients, and partners as we demonstrate support for one another.
We will all get through this crisis together.
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Fractal and their loved ones.
Co-founder, Group Chief Executive and Vice Chairman,
April 26, 2021