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In Maharashtra, 27% COVID-19 warriors received PM insurance money

As per an RTI query by activist Jeetendra Ghadge, district-wise, Pune sent the maximum (47) applications whereas BMC sent 38.

In Maharashtra, 27% COVID-19 warriors received PM insurance money
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Reports state that under the Prime Minister’s scheme for compensation to the family of COVID-19 warriors which includes doctors, nurses, and health workers, only 210 applications have been sent to the central government from Maharashtra, of which insurance amount has been paid only in 58 cases, which is 27 per cent of the total applications sent.

According to a report in the Times of India, as per an RTI query by activist Jeetendra Ghadge, district-wise, Pune sent the maximum (47) applications; BMC sent 38 even though Mumbai has seen the highest number of casualties of health staff. This insurance scheme by the Centre was introduced back on March 30, 2020, in order to provide cover of INR 50 lakhs to the healthcare workers fighting COVID-19.

On the other hand, earlier on Friday, May 9, Prime Minister Narendra Modi telephoned Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to ask him about Maharashtra's efforts in the fight against the coronavirus and praised the government for putting up a good fight against the second wave.

Meanwhile, CM Thackeray informed the Prime Minister about the steps taken by the Maharashtra government in view of the potential third wave of the pandemic. "He (Thackeray) also requested for more supply of oxygen to Maharashtra," the CMO statement said. "The Prime Minister and the Centre have been guiding us in this battle since the beginning and it has been proven beneficial. We are thankful to the Centre for accepting some of our suggestions and demands," the statement added.

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