Bhubaneswar, May 15 (Local Wire): The state government on Friday said that all sarpanchs handling the affairs of quarantine centres in the state will be covered under the Rs 50 lakh insurance service due to their contribution in Coronavirus care.
The government has also declared them COVID Warriors. “Keeping in view their dedicated services in smooth management of Temporary Health Camps/Centres, Quarantine Centres and other COVID facilities, the Chief Minister said that the Sarapanchs also have been covered under Rs 50 lakh financial assistance scheme as declared earlier for the welfare of their family,” a statement from the government said.
As per the announcement by the CM, persons engaged in the management of Temporary Medical Centres/Camps, Quarantine Centres and other COVID facilities either in Government or private level are COVID warriors and their families are also covered under Rs 50 lakh assistance scheme as declared earlier for the welfare of their family.
The government earlier had said that the healthcare professionals working to treat Coronavirus patients will be covered under the Rs 50 lakh insurance by the government for their commitment towards treating the patients of Coronavirus.