HDFC Bank said in a statement that the bank will sponsor the inoculation of over 1 lakh employees of the bank and their immediate family members against coronavirus. The bank will reimburse vaccination costs for the two mandated doses. Ashima Bhat, Group Head, HDFC Bank, said all employees of the bank are like the front-line workers, who ensured that an essential service like banking was available for customers even during the lockdown. “For their health and safety, we are ensuring that our employees and their dependent family members are inoculated and protected from COVID19,” she said. Apart from HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank also earlier announced to cover the vaccination costs of their employees and family members.