Nagpur: As part of providing assistance to children who have lost both their parents to coronavirus, The central government has issued financial assistance, health cards, and insurance cover to the affected children on Monday.
In district Nagpur, 79 coronavirus orphans received a package of around Rs 15 lakh each, Including a fixed deposit amounting to about Rs 10 lakh, Payable from PM Cares Fund for children when they are around 23 years of age. Along with this, the beneficiaries will also get a monthly stipend for the educational purpose from the interest earned on the FD.
The benefits have also been handed over to them in the presence of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Collector R Vimala.
Along with this, apart from financial help, Under the Ayushman Bharat scheme, Coronavirus orphans will also get a health insurance cover of about Rs 5 lakh till the age of 18 years. And for this, the premium will also be paid through PM Cares Fund for Children.
State government has also provided assistance
According to the district information office, around 2,700 children have also lost one of their parents, but 79 were orphaned in district Nagpur. Along with this, apart from the center, the state government has also provided assistance to the children and families affected by the Coronavirus.
The beneficiaries are also to be addressed through virtual mode, Which had been streamed in the collector’s office even before the benefits were handed over to the children affected by the Coronavirus. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also underlined the need to capitalize on the opportunities to fully ensure the overall development of this country.
Nitin Gadkari, who was present along with MLAs Vikas Kumbhare and Tekchand Savarkar, has also inspired the youth to leave the past behind and strive for higher goals in life.