Rajasthan To Give Rs 50 Lakh To Family Of Staff Killed On COVID-19 Duty

COVID-19: This assistance scheme also includes state government contractual employees deployed on coronavirus related duty,

Rajasthan To Give Rs 50 Lakh To Family Of Staff Killed On COVID-19 Duty

Various employees have been put on duty to check the spread of virus in Rajasthan (Representational)

Jaipur:

The Rajasthan government today announced it will provide an assistance of Rs 50 lakh to the family of any employee who dies due to coronavirus while on duty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, an official statement said.

This assistance scheme also includes state government contractual employees deployed on coronavirus related duty, it said.

However, those healthcare workers for whom the central government had announced Rs 50 lakh insurance cover will not come under this scheme, the statement said.

Various employees like patwaris, police constables, home guards and Anganwadi workers have been put on duty to check the spread of coronavirus in the state, an official said.

Intense contact searching of the patients and massive screening of people in affected areas is being conducted through the state government machinery in Rajasthan, he added.