Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced Rs 4 lakh each to the families of those killed in the state due to Kovid-19. The death toll from the epidemic is 13. With the arrival of 117 new cases of Corona virus, the total number of infected people in the state has risen to 2,511, of which 200 cases are in the capital Patna alone.
Prosperous state governments like Gujarat, Maharashtra or Karnataka have yet to show such generosity. Any Chief Minister can easily give this money from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. The government has earlier helped in this type of epidemic in Gujarat.
A liberal voter and a public interest thinker, Nitish Kapoor has earlier given Rs 4 lakh to the family of a deceased from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. While 12 relatives of the deceased have been asked to pay the amount.
According to the health department, Katihar has the highest number of 38 cases out of 117 reported on Sunday. In addition, 11 cases have been reported in Banka and Rohtas (Sasaram), nine in Begusarai and seven in Purnia. Of the 2,511 Kovid-19 patients encountered so far in the state, 1,796 are under treatment while 702 have become infection free. At the same time, 13 patients have died.
As of May 3, 1,599 migrant workers returning from other states have been confirmed to be infected with the corona virus, Health Secretary Lokesh Kumar Singh said. Of the 1,599 infected foreign workers, 392 have returned from Delhi while 362 patients have returned from Maharashtra, 266 from Gujarat and 128 from Haryana, he said.