GODAVARI, March 29: The Godavari municipality has decided to provide insurance coverage of one million rupees for the health workers and other employees involved in the fight against COVID-19.
An emergency meeting of the municipality on Saturday took the decision. Accordingly, the family members of any health worker or staff working for the municipality will get financial assistance of Rs. 1 million if they get infected and die in the line of duty.
The support has been established in order to encourage health workers and employees, and also help minimize the risk, said Mayor Gajendra Maharjan. Furthermore, free treatment would be provided in case any health worker or staff is infected.
All the health workers in the Godavari will also receive Rs. 500 per day as an incentive.
The municipality has decided to release a budget of Rs. 200,000 each for every ward to work in the prevention of COVID-19.
The municipality is also working to introduce a special relief package for the daily wage workers and others finding it difficult as a result of the nationwide lockdown imposed by the government to fight against the killer Coronavirus.