Doctors, health workers of Odisha to be paid four-month advance salary

Bhubaneswar: Doctors, paramedics and workers engaged in health services in Odisha will get advance salary of four months in April, announced Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today.

In a video message issued by Health and Family Welfare department, the Chief Minister said, “I respect with folded hands to the spirit of doctors, paramedics, workers engaged in health service. For the benefit of the health workers and their families I have directed the officials to pay advance salary of April, May, June and July to doctors, paramedics and other health workers next month.”

Cautioning people who behave unruly with doctors and paramedics, the Chief Minister said, “Strict action will be taken against those who misbehave with health workers. People must not create hindrances in their work. We must encourage and appreciate the sacrifice and service of the health workers.”

In Odisha, two persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 and admitted to different hospitals in Bhubaneswar. Today samples of 133 persons were sent for tests. Of them 129 have been tested negative and reports of four samples are awaited, said an official of the State government.

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