Amid COVID-19 pandemic spread and the paramedical staff working continuously to treat the patients, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar made an announcement in the favour of the medical personnel.
Khattar announced that his government will double the salary of the medical personnel deployed on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle.
“As long as the COVID-19 pandemic lasts, those who are involved in care, treatment or testing of COVID-19 patients, will be paid double the amount of their salary” the Chief Minister said.
The state government has further decided to provide Rs 30 lakh cover, in case of death, to the police personnel directly engaged in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
Earlier, even the Punjab government had announced special health insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh each for the police personnel and sanitation workers in the frontline of the fight against COVID-19.