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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces four months’ advance salary for state doctors, healthcare workers

Written by Sampad Patnaik
| Bhubaneshwar |

Published: March 25, 2020 6:07:20 pm

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. (File)
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday introduced that the state authorities can pay four months’ advance salary to medical doctors and healthcare workers as a gesture of appreciation for their dedicated service within the battle in opposition to coronavirus.

In a video clip launched by the CM, he mentioned in Odia, “Coronavirus has called upon the entire humanity. In this battle against Corona, in our first line of defence are doctors, paramedics, and (other) healthcare workers. Your sacrifice, dedication and service cannot be estimated or compared. In these difficult times, you have been working relentlessly. Me and the people of Odisha stand by you”.

With folded arms, he added, “I respect your spirit”.

“For you and your family, I announce that doctors, paramedics and all healthcare workers will be given their salaries for April, May, June and July in the month of April itself”, Patnaik introduced.

“I request the general public to treat doctors and health workers with respect and do not create hurdles in their work. I have ordered the police that people who will create hurdles or disrespect the health fraternity should face action”, the CM warned.

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