PM announces incentives for doctors, nurses, health workers
Published : 07 Apr 2020, 19:18
The government has decided to give incentives for doctors, nurses, health workers and other employees of the republic, who deployed themselves with bravery, in the war against COVID-19, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced Tuesday.
"I want to reward those who were engaged directly in the fight against COVID-19 since March," she said.
The Prime Minister said this while delivering her introductory speech in a video conference with the public representatives and public officials from 15 districts of Chittagong and Sylhet divisions from her official residence Ganobahaban.
She said the government will give special incentive to encourage them.
Apart from incentive, the Prime Minister said, there will be a health insurance for them if they are infected with COVID-19 while discharging their duties which will be Tk 5-10 lakh.
"If anyone dies, the amount of the health insurance will be five times higher," she said.
"But remember that this incentives will be applicable for those who are working against the COVID-19 since March putting their lives in danger," she added.
However, five more people have died of coronavirus, taking the total death toll in the country to 17, IEDCR added.
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