Published On: Fri, Jul 17th, 2020

Odisha: Pension for kin of ASHA and Anganwadi workers who succumb to COVID-19 in line of duty

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday announced a monthly pension for the family members of ASHA and Anganwadi workers, who succumb to the COVID-19 virus in line of duty in the state.

ASHA and Anganwadi workerss are working effectively in rural and urban areas by paying door-to-door visits to get information about the health condition of people, and also creating COVID-19-related awareness among them.

According to the official order issued by the Special Relief Commissioner: “The spouse/next of kin of deceased Anganwadi workers who succumbs to COVID-19 in line of duty under active deployment by the State Authorities shall continue to receive Rs 7,500 per month till the date he /she would have attained the age of 60 years had he/she survived.”

Similarly, the order decreed, “The spouse/next of kin of deceased ASHA working under health and family welfare department, who succumbs to COVID-19 in line of duty under active deployment by the State Authorities, shall continue to receive Rs 5000 per months till the date he /she would have attained the age of 60 years had he/she survived.”

The state government has instructed the finance department to issue detailed guidelines in this regard.

ANI

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