Sanjay Kumar Agrawal said that doctors, nurses, ANMs, police, corporation personnel, officers and others who have worked as frontline would be invited to the Independence Day celebration.
The Bihar government on Thursday announced that it will soon give financial compensation to the kin of all the victims of COVID-19.
So far, 474 people have died after being infected with COVID-19 in the state including 19 doctors, one IAS officer and some cops. The compensation would be paid by the state government soon to the families of doctors and other health workers, who had died while working as frontline warriors.
Principal Health Secretary Pratyay Amrit said that the department is completing all procedures in this direction to pay compensations to the families of those who had succumbed to infection.
“I hope we would be able to clear the payments of compensation from Chief Minister Relief Fund by August 15,” he said.
In Bihar, drastic changes have come up after he joined the post recently and testing has been ramped to more than 1 lakhs per day in the last few weeks.
The total active cases of COVID-19 have gone up to just 33916 in Bihar with 3,906 new positive cases reported on Thursday from different districts.
As per official sources, kin of doctors and health workers, who have died working as frontline warriors, would be paid Rs 50 lakhs as an insured amount of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana as per the decision of the Centre.
A compensation of Rs 4 lakhs would be paid to family members of other COVID-19 patients who had died so far from the Chief Minister Relief Fund.
Corona warriors and plasma donors of Bihar will get a special place in the state’s official Independence Day celebration. They will be at the centre of attraction at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan and will be felicitated for their roles in the battle against the COVID-19.
A special gallery is being created for their seating at the Independence Day celebrations. Sharing the info, Divisional Commissioner of Patna, Sanjay Kumar Aggarwal said that the corona warriors and plasma donors will be invited to grace the occasion as special guests on August 15 at Gandhi Maidan.
Sanjay has also launched a drive for promoting plasma donation in all the districts of Patna division in which more than 42 persons after being cured for the infection have donated their plasma. He said that doctors, nurses, ANMs, police, corporation personnel, officers and others who have worked as frontline would be invited to the Independence Day celebration
“Those who will not be able to attend the ceremony held at Gandhi Maidan will also be able to watch the program from home”, he said. He said that the main flag-hosting ceremony will be done by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. In other districts of state also, corona warriors and the plasma donors would be invited to the Independence Day as guests and felicitated by district administration.