Odisha CM announces four months advance salary for healthcare workers

In the wake of Coronavirus outbreak across the country, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced four months' advance salary for doctors, paramedics and other health workers.

 

People involved in healthcare services in the state, including doctors, paramedics, among others, will get the salaries for April, May, June and July, together in April, said the Chief Minister.

 

"I respect with folded hands to the spirit of doctors, paramedics, workers engaged in health service. For the benefit of the health workers and their families I have directed the officials to pay advance salary of April, May, June and July to doctors, paramedics and other health workers next month," he stated in a video.

 

He also said that the selfless service of the healthcare workers to the people cannot be compared.

 

"I myself and all my brothers and sisters of Odisha are with you and your families. You keep working in the dedicated manner. I salute your spirit,".

 

The Chief Minister also appealed to everyone to treat doctors and hospital staff with respect and dignity and warned of strict action against those whosoever will misbehave with them.

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