Ex-gratia of Rs 50,000 to kin of Covid victims in Meghalaya

The decision on this regard will be effective from April 1, this year.

The state government of Meghalaya has announced ex-gratia payment of Rs 50,000 to the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to Covid-19.

The decision was taken at a review meeting chaired by the Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday.

Addressing media persons after the meeting, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said, “I am happy to inform that the government has decided to extend ex-gratia of Rs 50,000 each to the next of kin of people who succumbed to Covid-19.”

He informed that the decision on this regard will be effective from April 1, this year.

Tynsong said the Deputy Commissioners and the district medical & health officers (DM&HOs) of the respective districts have been asked to submit the names of the Covid-19 victims for release of the ex-gratia to their concerned families.

So far, 524 people have succumbed to Covid-19 in the state of which around 370 people have passed away during the period from April 1 till date.

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