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The Gujarat government has decided that it will consider crematorium workers as 'Corona Warriors'. The decision was announced on Wednesday by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani who also informed that the crematorium employees will be provided all benefits which will be effective retrospectively, from April 1, 2020, when the Coronavirus pandemic began. The state government has also decided to extend an assistance of Rs 25 lakh to the families of crematorium workers in case of death of any employee on duty.
CM Shri @vijayrupanibjp announces an empathetic decision to consider crematorium staffers as #CoronaWarriors and extend all benefits with effect from April 1, 2020 including Rs.25-lakh compensation to the kin in case of death of any crematorium employee due to Corona infection. pic.twitter.com/V4OIEnUMKy— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) May 12, 2021
In addition, Rupani also announced that middle-class families will be able to benefit from state government welfare policies like 'Maa card' and 'Vatsalya card' in the COVID-19 treatment at private hospitals. According to the state government, over 80 lakh poor and middle-class families will be able to pay Rs 5000 per day for 10-day treatment in private hospitals.
CM Shri @vijayrupanibjp, in a core group meeting, takes an important decision to avail the benefits of MA & MA Vatsalya cards for COVID-19 treatment benefitting over 80 lakh poor & middle class families who can spend upto Rs.5000 per day for 10-day treatment in private hospitals. pic.twitter.com/6tGiwO2Yss— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) May 12, 2021
The state reported 11,017 new COVID-19 cases and 102 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the state health department data on Wednesday. The new cases have pushed the state's COVID-19 tally to 7,14,611. In addition, 15,264 patients have recuperated from the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total recoveries to 5,78,397. Currently, the active number of Coronavirus cases in Gujarat stands at 1,27,483, while fresh fatalities took the death toll in the state to 8,731.
India reported 3,48,421 novel Coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry data on Wednesday. In addition, 3,55,338 people recuperated from the infection taking the total number of recoveries to 1,93,82,642. With 4205 fresh fatalities, the country's death toll stands at 2,54,197. Currently, the active cases in the country stand at 37,04,099.
With ANI inputs