COVID: Odisha announces incentive for healthcare professionals

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government today announced incentive for healthcare professionals (Contractual, Outsourced and Volunteers) working under the Health Department.

As per the decision of the state government, additional one month remuneration will be provided to all contractual and outsourced staff working under Health Department, who are actively engaged in line of COVID-19 duty and COVID vaccination work for the period from April to July, 2021.

The incentive amount will be met out of ECRP fund supported by Health Ministry, Govt. of India under NHM and respective state budget scheme fund as paid in the year 2020.

Incentive of Rs.1000 per month to each ASHA worker shall be paid for the period from April to July, 2021 as they are taking an active role in surveillance, contract tracing, containment measures and mobilization of beneficiaries for COVID vaccination, in addition to their routine activities under NHM. The incentive amount will be met out of ECRP fund supported by Health Ministry, Govt. of India under NHM as paid in the year 2020.

The issue of provision of experience allowances & EPF to all contractual staff under NHM and State Budget Schemes will be decided later after detailed presentation by the Mission Director, NHM.

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