Tamil Nadu CM Stalin announces incentives for frontline healthcare workers

From April to June 2021, the federal government will supply Rs 30,000 every to docs treating COVID-19 sufferers, Rs 20,000 every to nurses and Rs 15,000 every to different staff in COVID-19 wards.

Days after being sworn in because the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin introduced incentives for medical professionals within the authorities sectore who’re on the frontlines combating the second wave of the pandemic. Stalin introduced that healthcare staff, together with docs, nurses and different assist workers, can be given incentives for 3 months for his or her work.

From April to June 2021, the federal government will supply Rs 30,000 every to docs treating COVID-19 sufferers, Rs 20,000 every to nurses and Rs 15,000 every to different staff in COVID-19 wards. Moreover, Rs 20,000 may also be given as incentives to PG college students (home surgeons) and trainee docs to inspire them.

Additional, the Chief Minister additionally introduced a compensation of Rs 25 lakh every to the kin of the 43 docs who misplaced their lives combating COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu.

In August 2020, the Indian Medical Affiliation had issued an official assertion that 43 docs had died in Tamil Nadu treating COVID-19 sufferers. Nonetheless, the AIADMK authorities after which Well being Minister C Vijayabhaskar had dismissed this knowledge, which was tweeted by DMK Youth Wing Secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin.

To extend oxygen assist capability for sufferers within the second wave, the federal government is procuring oxygen concentrators from international locations equivalent to Singapore and China. In Chennai, the Larger Chennai Company will arrange 100-bed centres in three areas to confess sufferers who require oxygen assist. Sufferers who’ve oxygen saturation ranges of 90-92 and want oxygen assist can be admitted right here.

Chennai can be anticipated to obtain 3,500 oxygen concentrators. Oxygen concentrators have been allotted to the town’s large hospitals devoted to COVID-19 care together with Stanley, Rajiv Gandhi Authorities Normal Hospital and different centres.

Eighty oxygen concentrators could be put in on the Communicable Ailments Hospital in Tondiarpet, 50 on the Stanley Medical School Hospital, 33 on the Rajiv Gandhi Authorities Normal Hospital, 40 at Meenakshi Engineering School and 50 on the King Institute in Guindy. Forty concentrators could be arrange on the Chennai Commerce Centre. The company may also shift COVID-19 sufferers who usually are not very ailing to the Chennai Commerce Centre subsequent week.

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