Odisha

Niranjan urges government to increase insurance cover to Rs 50 Lakh for journalists covering COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik on Friday recommended the state government for provision of Rs 50 lakh insurance coverage to working journalists covering reports related to COVID-19.

Stating that state government’s recently-announced  insurance coverage of Rs 15 lakh for field journalists covering COVID-19 is very less, Patnaik  demanded that the insurance amount be increased to Rs 50 lakh like that of other COVID-19 warriors.

Commending the relentless service by  journalists across the state during the COVID-19 crisis, he said it is because of them that common people are safe in their houses in these testing times.

Wishing them safety and good health,  Patnaik stated, “It is the ground reporting by these COVID warriors that made it possible for the medical experts to keep the spread of the infection at bay and thus keeping the state  safe.”

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