AMCHAM’s COVID-19 Disaster Management Task Force members held a meeting on January 20th under the leadership of Mr. Ankur Malhotra, Chairman – COVID-19 Disaster Management Task Force, AMCHAM and Head, Corporate Affairs & CSR, Hewlett Packard Enterprise India. The following Regional Co-Chairmen for the task force were present:
Mr. William Blair, Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin India (Northern Region)
Dr. Ravi M. Bhatkal, Managing Director, Cookson India, MacDermid Performance Solutions (Tamil Nadu)
Mr. Chandrakant Nayak, CEO & Country President, Dow India (Western Region)
Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM welcomed members and invited members to share their experiences with the highly contagious Omicron variant of COVID. Mr. Ankur Malhotra spoke of how tired humanity is of the pandemic which has led to carelessness and encouraged organizations to continue with the original vigilance we all had. Members shared their experiences with the unpredictable Omicron variant, about the importance of isolating oneself when unwell, the importance of testing and ways to support employees. The effectiveness of N95 masks over cloth masks was emphasized. Supporting vaccination efforts internally and also through CSR efforts to reach the marginalized was discussed. The task force would also facilitate knowledge sharing, recommendations from members, best practices and health information. The meeting was off the record and attended by more than 40 members.