#Odisha govt announces Rs 50 lakh for doctors,members of all support staff who die fighting Covid-19

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announces Rs 50 lakh for doctors and members of all support staff who die fighting Covid-19. Odisha state govt in convergence with GoI initiative will ensure that Rs 50 lakh is given for all health personnel(private & public) & members of all other support services who lose their precious lives in the fight against COVIDー19.

Odisha will treat them as Martyrs & provide state funeral with State Honour . A detailed scheme of awards will be instituted recognizing their unparalleled sacrifice.These awards will be given on national days says CM Naveen Patnaik.

The families of all Govt personnel (medical & others) will continue to receive full salary till retirement. Appeal all that as a community we should be very grateful for this bold & selfless service being rendered by our doctors, health professionals and other support services says CM Naveen Patnaik .

Any act against them is an act against the State & any act that will disturb or dishonor their work will attract strict criminal action including the provisions of NSA. The 4.5 Cr people of Odisha and the State stand solidly behind our Covid19 Warriors says CM Naveen Patnaik .