Government job for one of the family members of the health workers who died during the corona prevention work in Tamil Nadu – Chennai High Court. The Chennai High Court has suggested to the Tamil Nadu government to provide compensation to doctors, nurses, and cleaners who die due to corona prevention work and to provide government employment on compassionate grounds to one of the family members. Tamil Nadu is among the top few states in the country that have been posting the highest number of Covid-19 cases over the past few weeks.
With the increasing incidence of coronavirus in Tamil Nadu, the need for health workers involved in coronavirus prevention is also increasing. In this situation, the High Court has given an idea to the Government of Tamil Nadu. In it, it has been stated that the Tamil Nadu government may make rules to provide government employment to one of the family members of the health workers who die during the corona disease prevention work. The case filed in Tamil Nadu against the non-suspension of compensation to doctors, nurses, and cleaners came up for hearing today. The Tamil Nadu government has replied that the victims are being treated and the families of the deceased are being compensated.
Tamil Nadu Government: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on 12.05.2021 announced Rs 25 lakh compensation to the families of 43 medical professionals who died of Covid-19 while performing duty.
The DMK government also announced incentives to frontline workers including doctors, nurses and paramedics, and other staff members who are involved in Covid duty for the month of April, May, and June.
Doctors will receive Rs 30,000, nurses and trainee doctors Rs 20,000, and other staff members like sanitary workers, people working in the CT scan department, and ambulance workers will get Rs 15,000. The government also said that PG and trainee doctors will get Rs 20,000 for their hard work during the pandemic.