Tamil Nadu Increases Compensation For Families Of Those Who Die During Coronavirus Duty

Tamil Nadu Increases Compensation For Families Of Those Who Die During Coronavirus DutyTamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy. (ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Wednesday (22 April) announced a Rs 50 lakh compensation to the families of -- police, sanitary workers, officials of the Revenue Department and government healthcare officials -- deployed on the COVID-19 duty.

In a statement issued, Palaniswami said he has increased the compensation amount to Rs 50 lakh from the earlier announced sum of Rs 10 lakh.

He also said a government job will be provided to a family member of the dead person.

Palaniswami said the body of the dead person who rendered the selfless service will be buried with due respects and the government will take necessary action for that.

In the case of a person working in other government departments and private organisation but involved in COVID-19 operations, then the state government will award such a person and his services will be appreciated.

Palaniswami also pointed out to the Central government's announcement of Rs 50 lakh insurance coverage for healthcare officials deployed in COVID-19 duty.

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