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All 22 districts in West Bengal to have nodal COVID-19 hospital: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. File

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. File   | Photo Credit: Rajeev Bhatt

The Chief Minister of West Bengal also said an insurance cover of ₹10 lakh will be extended to those who have been aiding the government in the fight against COVID-19.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the State government will set up a nodal coronavirus (COVID-19) hospital in each of the State’s 22 districts.

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She also said an insurance cover of ₹10 lakh will be extended to those who have been aiding the government in the fight against COVID-19, including health-care professionals, sanitation workers and police personnel.

Earlier, the government had sanctioned an insurance cover of ₹5 lakh for people working in the health-care sector.

“We had initially announced an insurance cover of ₹5 lakh for doctors and health-care workers. Now the amount has been increased to ₹10 lakh,” Ms. Banerjee said at a review meeting in Kolkata.

“Also, we have decided to extend the facility to sanitation and allied workers. Police personnel will also be covered under this insurance scheme,” she said.

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