Gujarat Government today decided to pay Rs.25-lakh assistance to Police, SRP, Gram Rakshak Dal, Home Guards and Traffic Police personnel in case of serious disease, facing death or tragic death for trying trying to save people’s life risking their own life from the dreaded novel coronavirus.
This is one of the three important decisions taken by the Core Committee chaired by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel here in the wake of 21-day lockdown to tackle the global threat from the virus.
Mr. Rupani said these security personnel virtually worked day-and-night to make a success of lockdown, to ensure people stayed indoors and they don’t get infetion, to fulfil people’s daily supply of essential food, vegs, milk and other items, and to ensure minimum deaths – against all odds.
The other decision is to set up 100-bed Isolation Hospitals, including 10-bed ICU, in every district headquarters, in addition to the facilities in the Municipal Corporations.
In response to MLAs request, the Committee decided all MLAs would contribute Rs.25-lakh grant to Gujarat Health Society to meet the expenses for medical treatment, medicines and equipment like ventillators, dialysis and testing festilities.
The meeting was attended by Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja, Chief Secretary Anil Mukim and other senior officers.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat