Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Monday announced special incentives for doctors, paramedics and class-IV employees engaged in several COVID-19 health facilities.

As per a notification issued by Health and Family Welfare department, the doctors engaged in several dedicated COVID hospitals, COVID Health Centres and COVID Care Centres (CCC) will get an incentive of Rs 1,000 per day.

Similarly, the paramedics including staff nurses, pharmacists, radiographers and laboratory technicians will get an incentive of Rs 500 per day. The daily incentive of Class IV employees has been fixed at Rs 200.

The entire expenditure will be met from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF), the Health department notification read.

Earlier on Monday, the State government had approved daily diet allowance of Rs 240 for doctors and paramedics engaged in government-run COVID-19 hospitals, COVID Health Centres and COVID Care Centres.

After careful consideration we have decided to allow daily diet allowance for the doctors and paramedical staff engaged in the government-run COVID Care Centres, COVID Health Centres and COVID Hospitals at Rs 240 per doctor and paramedical staff per day. The above diet cost will be met out of CMRF,” an official notification read.

(Edited By Bikram Keshari Jena)

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