Pharma Cos to pay ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh to families of workers dying due to Covid, Govt decides

Summit Report

Gangtok, 30 May:

A meeting on Covid-19 chaired by the Chief Minister today decided that pharmaceutical companies will "have to provide immediate relief (ex-gratia payment)" of Rs 2 lakh to the families of workers who die due to Covid-19, a press release from the Labour Department informs.

Emphasizing on the departmental Advisory dated 11 May, regarding payment of daily wages during the pandemic situation, it was reiterated that full wages be paid to those workers who fail to report to duty owing to having tested positive for Covid-19 as well as to all the primary contacts.