Pune Mayor, party leaders, demand Rs 1-crore insurance each for Pune Municipal Corporation health officials, employees

ST CORRESPONDENT
Monday, 6 April 2020

City mayor and all party leaders from the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) have demanded to provide an insurance cover worth Rs 1 crore each to PMC officials and employees, who are providing services in the COVID-19 outbreak situation.

Pune: City mayor and all party leaders from the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) have demanded to provide an insurance cover worth Rs 1 crore each to PMC officials and employees, who are providing services in the COVID-19 outbreak situation.

The mayor and all party leaders in the PMC on Monday decided to provide Rs 1 crore of insurance cover each to the PMC officials and employees, who are working in the COVID-19 outbreak situation. Mohol has written a letter to municipal commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad in this regard.

Mohol said, “All parties unanimously decided that under the insurance scheme, Rs 1 crore aid will be provided to the family of the deceased official or employee and a job on compassionate grounds to their family member in PMC if an official or an employee died due to COVID-19 infection. 

“PMC is working to control COVID-19 and treating patients, setting up isolation wards, quarantine wards, and conducting a survey. Doctors, nurses, medical staff, teachers and health department officials are working 24x7 risking their lives. They are treating COVID-19 patients. Hence, they should get the insurance cover to secure the lives of their families in the case of any eventuality.”

Delving further on the decision and approval, Mohol added, “The decision was made in the all-party meeting. The scheme will be okayed in the general body meeting soon. Pending the GB approval, the civic administration should start implementing the scheme with immediate effect. We have sent a letter to municipal commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad.” 

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