India’s Karnataka govt announces incentives for Covid-19 plasma donors

Sun Online Desk

16th July, 2020 09:48:13 printer

India’s Karnataka govt announces incentives for Covid-19 plasma donors

Based on a suggestion by an expert committee, the Karnataka government Wednesday announced an incentive of Rs 5,000 to recovered Covid-19 patients who come forward and donate their plasma.

An order issued by the government stated: “A one-time incentive will be given to plasma donors who have recovered within 14-28 days from Covid-19.”

According to Sudhakar, of the five Covid-19 patients who have been administered plasma therapy in the state so far, three have recovered. The other two patients succumbed to the disease.

Karnataka reported 47,253 cases of coronavirus till wednesday.

Till date, 18,466 patients have recovered from the virus, and 928 have died.

The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has decided to give a Rs 250 per day incentive to over 3,000 staffers who worked during the Covid-19 lockdown in Bengaluru.

According to a circular issued by BMTC, the incentive will be given to 3,397 employees who worked between March 26 and April 20 to provide bus services to people working in the essential services in the city.

 

Source: The Indian Express

 


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