Jharkhand Health and Disaster Management Minister Banna Gupta on Wednesday made an announcement of giving Rs 50,000 ex-gratia from the State Disaster Management Department Fund to the kin of persons who died of COVID-19 disease.
Speaking to ANI, Gupta said, "Jharkhand government will give Rs 50,000 ex-gratia from State Disaster Management Department Fund to the kin of persons who died of COVID-19 infection in the state."
Further, the minister informed that all Deputy Commissioners have also been directed to ensure the distribution of the ex gratia amount.
Meanwhile, a total of 5,141 people have succumbed to coronavirus infection in the state so far. (ANI)