Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today sanctioned Rs 20 crore more to Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to tackle the COVID-19 situation.
The sanctioned amount will be allotted from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF).
“Bhubaneswar has the highest number of COVID hospitals and a large number of patients from different parts of the state are undergoing treatment at the facilities. Keeping in view the requirement of infrastructure upgradation at the hospitals from time to time, the financial assistance was allotted, to BMC” informed a official.
Earlier, Rs 77 crore was allotted to the urban local body for management of COVID related expenses.