Acceding to vehement calls for from journalists’ our bodies, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday introduced in Bhopal that journalists can be included amongst Covid-19 frontline employees.
The transfer comes after a number of journalists misplaced their lives to Covid-19 and scores of others are battling the virus in numerous hospitals.
Amid the second Covid wave in India, clamour grew in Madhya Pradesh to incorporate journalists amongst frontline employees that embrace well being staffers, civic employees, frontline administrative cadre and others. Frontline employees get desire on services like Covid 19 vaccination and have a threat cowl of Rs 50 lakh in case of demise on responsibility.
ANI quoted Chouhan as saying, “Our journalist associates are performing responsibility religiously amid this harmful corona instances. We have now determined to supply standing of frontline employees to all of the accreditedd journalists.”
Nonetheless, an in depth order elaborating on the companies and services to be prolonged to journalists is awaited from the state authorities.
In the meantime, a piece of the media questioned the transfer asking why non-accredited journalists weren’t included on this determination. There have been claims that a big part of journalists, who’re nonetheless disadvantaged of accreditation, received’t have the ability to avail the advantages.
States like Uttarakhand and Odisha have already included journalists amongst frontline employees already.