“Volunteers at the Covid isolation ward should be considered as Covid warriors”

 “Volunteers at the Covid isolation ward should be considered as Covid warriors”

Vir Narmad South Gujarat University’s Senate member Manish Kapadia

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Senate member of Vir Narmad South Gujarat University has written a letter to Chief Minister asking to provide compensation and benefits to volunteers as well

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Ajeet Tiwari

In a letter to Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Vir Narmad South Gujarat University’s Senate member Manish Kapadia has requested the government to consider the volunteers working at the COVID isolation centers to be COVID warriors. He has also asked the government to give them compensations if the volunteer due to coronavirus. The volunteers have been working selflessly for the society and their due should be given.

Earlier, the state government had said that those working at crematoriums will be considered as COVID-19 frontline workers and will get all related benefits. The benefits include Rs 25 lakh for the family if a worker dies due to the virus infection. They will be eligible for benefits retrospectively, from April 1, 2020, when the outbreak began.

The decision was taken as a compassionate measure considering that crematorium workers are overburdened.

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