HP Govt announces 50 lakh Ex-Gratia for frontline workers fighting against COVID-19

  • The State Government has decided that a sum of Rs. 50 lakh would be paid as Ex-Gratia out of HPSDMA COVID-19 State Disaster Response Fund to the next of kin of those officers and officials working in the State Government (except health workers) i.e. regular, outsourced, contractual, daily wagers and employees of SEHB Society of Municipal Corporation Shimla engaged in sanitation activities and working in different capacities for response, relief and containment measures of COVID-19, in case of their death due to COVID-19 pandemic.


H.P. Government to adopt three pronged strategy to tackle COVID-19 menace

  • Government would be identifying the three types of institutions where treatment of COVID-19 of people could be done
  • Asymptotic  people  would be kept in COVID care centres, Moderate symptomatic people would be kept in COVID Health Centres and severe  symptomatic  would be kept in COVID Hospitals.
  • Additional Chief Secretary Health R.D. Dhiman said that department had set up Whatsapp number 01792227328 to provide other health services to the people in addition to COVID-19.