Coronavirus In India: The Government Decides To Treat COVID-19 As A Notified Disaster

The government has decided to treat COVID-19 as a notified disaster for the purpose of providing assistance under the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). A state government may use up to 10 per cent of the funds available under the SDRF for providing immediate relief to the victims of an event which is considered to be a ‘disaster’ within the local context in the State. SDRF is used only for meeting the expenditure for providing immediate relief to the victims.

  • Govt authorises State disaster response force to treat corona patients.
  • SDRF to give Ex gratia of 4 lakh to family of covid19 deceased
  • Cost of hospitalisation to be fixed by state govt.
  • Screening equipment to be brought by SDRF.

The number of novel coronavirus cases in the country rose to 83 on Saturday, which includes one death each from Delhi and Karnataka, the Union Health Ministry said. While a 76-year-old man from Kalaburagi who had recently returned from Saudi Arabia died on Thursday, a 68-year-old woman in Delhi who had tested positive for coronavirus passed away at Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital on Friday night. The woman, whose son with a travel history abroad had tested positive, died because of co-morbidity (diabetes and hypertension), the health ministry said, adding she had tested positive for COVID-19


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