The Uttarakhand government will extend life insurance facility to officials involved in the fight against novel coronavirus in the hill state. Also, authorities are mulling many other facilities for them.
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat reiterated his government's commitment to fight coronavirus and said that doctors and officials of Health Department, local bodies, policemen, media persons, the staff of non-governmental bodies working to tackle coronavirus would get life insurance.
He said that government employees, contract workers or those of outsourced services will be covered.
It should be noted that five confirmed cases of coronavirus infection have been reported in the state, with the latest being a man who returned from Spain last week. He has been kept in an isolation facility at Kotdwar’s base hospital.
Three trainee Indian Forest Service (IFS) officers were earlier tested positive in state’s capital Dehradun. Besides, a United States’ national has also been kept in the isolation facility at Doon hospital after he was tested positive for the covid-19.
(With inputs from IANS)
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