About a month after a video of a Zomato delivery executive eating from packets meant for delivery went viral, raising question on the working conditions and pay of the employees and overall food safety standards set by Zomato, the food ordering service has hired a psychiatrist to counsel its employees.
According to Economic Times, psychiatrist Rohit Garg will not only counsel the delivery crew, but also employees from across teams two to three times a week.
Zomato founder Deepinder Goel reportedly wrote to ET in an email response that Zomato is "making an attempt to build an environment that encourages professional help."
“We believe strong mental health plays a significant role in productivity and the overall quality of work-life, across all levels and stakeholders within the organisation.”Zomato founder Deepinder Goyal to ET
Goyal also said, “Regardless of a given employee’s position or department, guidance from an accomplished professional like Dr Rohit Garg will be an invaluable component in designing a sustainable ecosystem."
The termination of the delivery agent's services post the furore it created on the internet garnered mixed reactions on social media and many even called for a better workplace environment for the employees, reported ET.
(With inputs from Economic Times)