Thiruvananthapuram. The government has decided to provide financial help to the poor families who lost their lives due to Kovid-19 infection in Kerala. In the cabinet meeting on Wednesday, it has been decided that in addition to the financial assistance available to the families of the deceased, an assistance of Rs 5000 will be given. However, only poor families will be included in this scheme of the state government. There is an ups and downs in the daily new cases of corona infection in the state.
The state government has decided that this additional monthly assistance of five thousand rupees will be given to the below poverty line families for three years. According to the information released by the Chief Minister’s Office in this regard, ‘BPL families dependent on those who lost their lives due to Kovid-19 will get financial support. The availability of social welfare, welfare fund or other pension funds to the dependents will not make them ineligible.
It was further told, ‘The benefit of this will be available to those families, who are living in the state, regardless of whether the person has died within the state or outside or outside the country.’ According to the decision taken in the cabinet, the dependents will have to submit the application in one page. It has been told in the release issued by the government, ‘The concerned District Magistrate and Revenue Officers will be given the task of taking necessary steps in this regard. The rural officers will ensure that there is no government employee or income tax payer in the dependent family. Applicants will not be called to office for allotment.
Cases cross 10 thousand again in Kerala
According to the language, the total number of infected people increased to 48,20,698 after 11,709 new cases of corona virus infection were reported in Kerala on Wednesday. Apart from this, with the death of 123 patients, the number of dead has reached 26,571. In a release issued by the Kerala government, it has been said that the number of daily cases of infection in the state exceeded 30 thousand during the Onam festival in August, after which it is seeing a decline.
The release said that 9,972 more people have recovered from the infection since Tuesday. So far, a total of 46,95,904 people have recovered from the infection. The number of patients under treatment is 97,630.
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