Covid-19: Haryana doubles salaries of frontline medical staf
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At a time when state governments are resorting to salary cuts, the Haryana government has doubled the salaries of frontline medical staff -- including doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, and helpers deployed in isolation wards for Covid-19 patients.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced the move on Thursday as a gesture saluting their spirit of sacrifice, while addressing the medical fraternity during a video conference.

As well, families of police officials will receive compensation drawn from a Covid-19 relief fund set up by the state if they catch the virus while on duty, and the infection turns out to be fatal.

A sum of Rs 30 lakh will be paid to their families, a police department spokesperson said.

Haryana has 169 confirmed coronavirus cases, and three people have died, according to central government data.

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