Puducherry CM Narayanasamy announces Rs 1 lakh relief to kin of COVID-19 victims

South India

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Thursday announced a solatium of Rs 1 lakh to the next of kin of those who die of COVID-19 in the Union territory from the Chief Minister’s COVID care fund.


Speaking in the legislative assembly, Narayanasamy said”

 "Families of the people who succumbed to COVID-19 will be provided Rs 1 Lakh from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund on behalf of the government."

The Chief Minister said the territorial government had mopped up Rs 9.16 crores so far towards the COVID-19 fund through contributions from public and other sources. 

As per the report, essential commodities worth Rs 700 were being distributed to each of the families in the containment zones. 

Appreciating the services of health workers, police and other staff, he said that the COVID death rate was 1.4 percent in Puducherry compared to the national average of 2.5 percent.

As many as 2421 persons were infected by the virus in Puducherry and 1400 were treated and discharged. So far, 34 persons have died and 987 are still being treated. 

With inputs from Agency

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