Haryana doctors in private hospitals to get ex gratia

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar

Chandigarh, (Samajweekly) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday announced that doctors, nurses, paramedics and other staff working in private hospitals in the state would also be extended the benefit of enhanced ex gratia available for those working in government sector.

Besides, he also announced to extend the date for repayment of crop loans by farmers from April 15 to June 30.

Khattar made these announcements in an address telecast live.

The Chief Minister said that now the doctors, nurses, paramedics and other staff working in private hospitals would also get the benefit of ex gratia of Rs 50 lakh, Rs 30 lakh, Rs 20 lakh and Rs 10 lakh, respectively in case they were not covered under the newly introduced Rs 50 lakh insurance cover of the Centre.

Earlier, the Chief Minister had announced substantial increases in ex gratia amounts for doctors, nurses, paramedics, whether regular, adhoc, outsourced or contractual, working in Covid testing labs, ambulances carrying corona positive patients or isolation wards in government hospitals of the State. He exhorted the private hospitals not to refuse medical care to corona affected patients.

He said that now the farmers in the State would be able to repay the crop loan by June 30, 2020 instead of April 15, 2020. With this, they would also get the benefit of interest subvention of this period also.

Khattar said that though Haryana would be benefited from the special relief package of Rs 1.70 lakh crore announced by the Centre for the poor, farmers and those engaged in the medical profession, the state has also announced relief measures for those who are not covered under Central Government package.

He said that beneficiaries of Mukhyamantri Parivar SamridhiYojana has already started getting the financial assistance of Rs 4,000. Similarly, an amount of Rs 1,000 per week has been transferred into the bank accounts of 3.50 lakh construction workers. In all, Rs 250 crore has so far been transferred to the beneficiaries. He said that a budget provision of Rs 1500 crore has been made for this month which is to be spent as financial assistance to the beneficiaries.

He said that the an amount of Rs 24 crore has so far been received in the Corona Relief Fund (CRF) set up by the state government to fight against the Corona pandemic. He said that the state government has also made an appeal to the government employees to generously contribute a portion of their basic salaries in this Fund, and so far 46,000 employees have filled up forms on this portal for a contribution of more than Rs 24 crore.