Odisha CM’s announcement for Doctors and other support services engaged in Corona Fight

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Bhubaneswar: April 21: ‘The war against Coronavirus is fought by our Doctors and healthcare professionals in the front lines, assisted by a huge army of support services. In the absence of any cure or vaccine those fighting the COVID was for us, are taking a huge risk by putting themselves in the front’, said Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Chief Minister further added, ‘We have a rich tradition of honouring our brave hearts who fight for the country and acknowledge their supreme sacrifice. In the same spirit, we propose to recognise and honour the valiant work done by our Covid warriors’.

The State government in convergence with government of India initiative will ensure that Rs.50 Lakhs is given for all health personnel (Private and Public) and members of all other support services who lose their precious lives in fight against COVID-19.

The State will treat them as Martyrs and provide State funeral with State Honours.

A dedicated scheme of Awards will be instituted recognizing their unparalleled sacrifice. The awards will be given on National Holidays.

The families of all government personnel (Medical and Others) will continue to receive full salary till the date of retirement.

Also, Chief Minister added, ‘I appeal to everyone that as a community we should be very grateful for this bold and selfless service being rendered by our Doctors, health professionals and other support services’.

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