25 COVID warriors died in Odisha thus far: Official

Bhubaneswar, August 5

As many as 25 corona warriors have died in Odisha whereas performing COVID-19 associated responsibility, a senior official stated on Wednesday.

The frontline warriors who’ve succumbed to the viral an infection have been deployed in devoted hospitals, COVID care centres, momentary medical camps and COVID care properties, he stated.

The 25 deaths account for 11.11 per cent of the state’s coronavirus dying toll which stands at 225, the official stated.

Asking individuals to watch silent prayer in reminiscence of the COVID warriors, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik stated, “These people had been working for more than 150 days, without any rest, since the outbreak of the pandemic in the state.” 

The state had registered its first COVID-19 optimistic case on March 15 and the primary fatality on April 6.

“While saving us, 25 of them (frontline workers) have laid down their lives,” Additional Chief Secretary-cum- Special Relief Commissioner P Ok Jena stated in his twitter submit.

Most of them hailed from Ganjam district, the state’s coronavirus hotspot district, which has thus far reported 117 fatalities and a caseload of 11,812, sources stated.

The deceased COVID warriors included well being staff, police personnel, anganwadi and ASHA staff, lecturers and panchayati raj establishment (PRI) functionaries.

 Highlighting their supreme sacrifice, Jena stated, “Today greater than 25,000 COVID-19 patints have recovered in our state and gone again to their properties. It isn’t any imply achievement.

This has been attainable because of the selfless, untiring and devoted work of our COVID warriors.”

Apart from in accordance the standing of a martyr to the frontline warriors who misplaced their lives whereas combating COVID- 19, the state authorities has introduced an ex-gratia of Rs 50 lakh to the members of the family of the deceased COVID warriors.

The Odisha authorities has additionally introduced that the following of kin of the deceased Angawadi and ASHA staff, will get Rs 7,500 and Rs 5,000 per thirty days respectively, until the date the frontline staff would have attained the age of 60 years, had they been alive.

The chief minister has directed the authorities involved to make sure that the households of the corona warriors get their dues in time.

Over 2 lakh individuals are engaged as corona warriors within the state. PTI

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