Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced that families of healthcare personnel – public and private – and members of all other support services will get Rs 50 lakh in case they die while dealing with coronavirus (Covid-19) cases.
The State will treat Health professional who die in Covid-19 as martyrs and provide State funeral with state honours, said Patnaik in a video message.
“The State Government in convergence with Government of India initiative will ensure that Rs 50 lakh is given for all health personnel (private and public) and members of all other support services who lose their precious lives in the fight against COVID-19. The State will treat them as Martyrs and provide State funeral with State Honors, said Patnaik.
No continent has been spared and most countries are in a State of war with this invisible enemy. This war is being fought by our doctors and healthcare professionals in the front lines, assisted by a huge army of support services, said Patnaik.
“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,” Patnaik.
“In case anyone indulges in any act that will disturb or dishonor their work, very strict criminal action will be taken against them including invoking the provisions of the National Security Act,” added Patnaik.