COVID-19: Punjab urges Centre for insurance cover to officials

Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) To boost the morale of government staff involved in the battle against COVID-19, the Punjab Cabinet has urged the Centre to provide insurance cover to all officers and officials working for the containment of the virus.

An official spokesperson said on Monday that the Cabinet, at its meeting on Saturday, demanded that the Union government immediately announce insurance cover for all employees rendering services to keep the spread of coronavirus under check.
The Cabinet led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh reiterated that the insurance cover to these employees would further motivate them to support the state’s endeavour to combat the pandemic with utmost dedication and professional commitment.