Odisha Minister donates Rs 60 lakh to fight COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: Extending helping hand to fight COVID-19 in Odisha, Women & Child Development and Mission Shakti Minister Tukuni Sahu donated Rs 60 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF).

She donated entire funds under MLALAD for safety and awareness to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak in the state.

In a letter to the district collector in Balangir, she wrote, “I intended to utilise the amount of Rs 60 lakh under my Assembly constituency out of my MLALAD funds towards immediate prevention, care, safety and awareness to fight against the harmful coronavirus.”

Speaking to Sambad English, the minister said, “I have already allocated the funds. Those hospitals in my constituency need funds to work for prevention of COVID-19, can write to the collector and procure it.”

Meanwhile, Lok Sabha MP Pinaki Mishra has donated his entire one-year salary to the CMRF. The parliamentarian from Puri Lok Sabha constituency has contributed Rs 12 lakh towards battle against the highly infectious disease in the state.

Taking to a microblogging site, Mishra made confirmation about his donation to the CMRF.

On his twitter handle, he mentioned that he is contributing his entire salary from June 2019 to May 2020.

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