Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Thursday said it will continue with the earlier order on providing Rs 50 lakh ex-gratia to health personnel and members of all support services, who lose their precious lives in the fight against COVID-19.
In a notification, the Health and Family Welfare department reads, “Keeping in view the second surge of COVID-19, Government has been pleased to decide to continue with the earlier policy guideline and allow payment of financial assistance of Rs 50 lakh to the spouse/next of kin of any person drafted by Govt. or its agencies to perform COVID-19 related duties and succumbs to it while in active line of duty.”
Provided, he is not covered under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance Scheme (PMGKP) for Health Workers fighting COVID-19, the notice further added.
This order is in continuation of the order issued by the government during the first wave of COVID-19.