Guwahati, April 7: North East Union of Working Journalists (NEUWJ), while appreciating the Union government in New Delhi and province governments of all northeastern States for supporting the frontline health workers including doctors, nurses, asha workers, paramedics, sanitation staff, etc who are fighting against Covid-19 outbreak with Rs 50 lakh insurance cover per person, request the authorities to extend the supports to media persons on duty.
“As those professionals are taking risks to attend duties for saving the Covid-19 patients and also alerting others from getting infected with novel corona virus, the scribes and other media employees are also running for duty hours in the ongoing crisis,” said a statement issued by NEUWJ president Joikanta Sarma, working president Naba Thakuria and general secretary Manoj Agasti.
Lauding Assam government for extending the said insurance benefits to the State police personnel and also doctors, nurses, paramedics, etc of private hospitals (those have signed agreements with the authority
to support all patients as the government hospitals were converted into corona specific healthcare centers), the forum now advocates for same benefits to scribes of the region. (Page News Service)