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TN Chief Minister announces Rs 4000 to all ration card holders

- June 16, 2021

Chennai, June 16(BPNS)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has announced that an amount of Rs 4000 will again be given to all ration card holders of Tamil Nadu along with 15 kg of rice. This was announced by Chief Minister MK Stalin on Wednesday. An amount of 341 crores is allocated for providing immediate assistance to people, Chief Minister said.

Stalin said that free food kits will also be distributed to all cardholders. He also said that Policemen will be provided with an additional 5000 rupees.

The Tamil Nadu Chief minister while addressing media persons said that the government would take steps to include more people within the health insurance scheme. He said that the government will commence a new 10 lakh insurance scheme for media persons and a 25 lakh insurance scheme for health workers and corporation employees.

 An amount of  Rs 3 lakh will be deposited in the name of children who lost both their parents due to Covid-19. Women who have lost their jobs owing to Covid-19 would be provided loans to open new ventures. An amount of Rs 84 crore is earmarked for this.

Women who lost their jobs due to pandemic will provide an interim solatium of Rs 6000, the Chief Minister said.

Stalin said that the government would continue to bear the expenses for Covid-19 treatment in private hospitals and will include the charges of PPE kits and other incidental expenses in the private hospitals.

The Tamil Nadu Chief minister also said that strict action would be taken against those private hospitals which deny Covid-19 treatment to patients.