HPM Sheikh Hasina stands by frontline COVID-19 fighters

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Published on April 7, 2020
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Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed her heartfelt gratitude on behalf of the nation to the frontline workers against Covid-19 in Bangladesh, including doctors, nurses, health professionals, law enforcers, members of the armed forces and all employees of the republic engaged directly in the fight to save lives. She also announced:

- Rewarding the doctors, nurses and health professionals directly engaged with special honorarium. A list of recipients is being prepared in this regard.

- Making all arrangements for treatment from the government if anyone gets infected as a result of frontline duties.

- Insurance for all health professionals, law enforcers, members of the armed forces and employees of the republic engaged directly in fighting Covid-19.

- Depending on rank, the insurance amount will be between 5 to 10 Lakhs TK. In case of death or risk of death, the amount will raised five fold.

Undoubtedly, under the prevalent situation, such expression of gratitude and assurances of help from the highest positions of the state will provide much needed encouragement to the brave men and women who are bracing their lives to keep us all safe.