Odisha CM declares Working Journalists as Frontline COVID Warriors

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Odisha CM declares Working Journalists as Frontline COVID Warriors

Bhubaneswar: May 02: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik declared working journalists of the State as Frontline COVID Warriors. It will benefit 6944 working journalists of the State. Besides, an ex-gratia of Rs.15 lakh is also being provided to the next of kin of journalists who die of COVID while performing duty.

At present, 6944 working journalists of the state have been covered under Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana. They are getting health insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh each.

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