Haryana Govt Doubles Salary Of All Medical Staff Involved In The Fight Against Covid-19

Haryana Govt Doubles Salary Of All Medical Staff Involved In The Fight Against Covid-19Haryana CM and minister-in-charge of HSVP Manohar Lal Khattar at a public gathering in Gurugram. (Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

All the medical staff - from doctors and nurses down to fourth class workers in Haryana government hospitals - which is involved in caring and curing for Covid-19 patients will get double the salary for the period they are involved in this fight against Coronavirus.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar made this announcement in a press briefing today (9 April).

“This thought just came to us while we were discussing the situation in Haryana. We have decided that anyone who is associated in our fight against Covid-19 be it doctors, nurses, fourth class workers, and medical staff whether handling ambulances or testing labs, will now get double the normal salary for the time period they are taking care of the diagnosed patients,” Khattar told the reporters.

There are 170 Covid-19 patients in the state with highest numbers being reported from Nuh district, the centre from where Tablighi Jamaat movement started in the last century.

Apart from Nuh, three other districts have reported cases in double digits - Gurugram, Faridabad and Palwal. In the last two districts, overwhelming majority of the cases are linked to Jamaat event in Nizamuddin Markaz.