Bangla Hunt Desk: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announces big for Corona fighters. Naveen Patnaik said that if a Corona fighter who fought in the war against Corona virus dies, he will be given the title of Martyr. His funeral will be performed with royal honors.
The state will treat them as martyrs & provide state funeral with state honors. A detailed scheme of awards will be instituted recognizing their unparalleled sacrifice. These awards will be given on national days: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik https://t.co/nzOtF0lo2E
– ANI (@ANI) April 21, 2020
Naveen Patnaik has also announced insurance of Rs 50 lakh for Corona fighters. Patnaik said the state government, along with the Indian government, would ensure that all health workers and other essential service members who sacrificed their lives in the fight against corona would be paid Rs 5 million.
Naveen Patnaik has said that the state government of the dead corona warriors will be considered a martyr and their funeral will be completed with royal honors. At the same time, plans are under way to form an award keeping in mind their sacrifice. This award will be given on State Day.
Any act against them (health personnel) is an act against the state. In case anyone indulges in any act that will disturb or dishonor their work, very strict criminal action will be taken against them including invoking provisions of National Security Act: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik pic.twitter.com/hLluvzkCBE
– ANI (ANI) April 21, 2020
He also warned that any violence against health workers would be considered an act against the state. If a person takes over their work and insults them, severe punishment will be inflicted on them. That punishment will be covered by the National Security Act.
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