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Jun 23, 2020

Maharashtra govt announces an ex-gratia of Rs.30 lakh for employees of power dept who die due to COVID-19

Maharashtra government has announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 30 lakh for employees of power department who die due to COVID-19.

In a statement, Maharashtra’s Energy Minister Nitin Raut said the employees are risking their lives to ensure that there are no power outages and hence it is the state’s government’s responsibility to look after their families.

He clarified that this monetary assistance will be given to regular as well as contractual staff.

Meanwhile, in a positive news, over 100 private and not-for-profit entities have joined hands to launch a tele-medicine platform.

AIR correspondent reports, with an aim to assist the healthcare system across India, the "Swasth" platform will digitally connect patients with doctors and wellness providers.

Build by 100 healthcare specialists, this nationwide telemedicine app-based service aims to provide quick and free teleconsultation access not just on coronavirus, but other ailments too.

The app uses Artificial Intelligence to determine the care required, culminating into a digitally signed preion and treatment advice.

Along with the free consultations, Swasth will also provide services like home quarantine assistance, diagnostics, pharmacies, hospital bed discovery and booking assistance at a subsidised cost.

Currently, the app supports consultation in Hindi, English and Gujarati and will be gradually expanded in 25 Indian languages.

Meanwhile, a shocking incident of 70 corona positive patients missing from Mumbai’s hotspot of Malad has been reported.

Mumbai’s civic body has approached the police to trace the patients as they pose a great risk to others who come in contact in them.

Maharashtra’s Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has said that a thorough inquiry will be conducted in this regard.

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