Kerala CM Seeks Modi’s Intervention to Use SDRF for Relief to Coronavirus Patients

The union ministry of house affairs had on March 14 issued an order allowing the utilisation of SDRF for “responding as it should be to Covid-19”, however later made some changes to it.

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Updated:March 15, 2020, 5:19 PM IST

Kerala CM Seeks Modi’s Intervention to Use SDRF for Relief to Coronavirus Patients
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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make use of the State Disaster Respond Fund (SDRF) for offering aid to Covid-19 sufferers.

The union ministry of house affairs had on March 14 issued an order allowing the utilisation of SDRF for “responding as it should be to Covid-19”, however later made some changes to it.

As in keeping with the preliminary order the fund can have been used to supply reimbursement in case of any dying associated with Covid-19 in addition to utilisation of the fund for remedy of sufferers.

While terming the order as a “welcome step”, the Chief Minister identified {that a} “partial amendment” of the order the similar day that took away the really helpful provisions.

“…the ministry has deleted the really helpful provisions. By deleting those clauses,the spirit at the back of aid/ help meant by way of the State Disaster Response Fund is defeated,” Vijayan stated in a letter despatched on Saturday evening.

The order would have provided the state govt to present Rs four lakh in case of any Covid-19 deaths and likewise supplied permission to make use of the SDRF for the remedy of Covid-19 certain circumstances.

Vijayan instructed the Prime Minister to revive the really helpful clauses.

“The deleted two clauses being those who at once benefited and supplied aid to the Covid-19 affected households wish to be restored. I request you to rethink the partial amendment and repair the sooner one in its entirety,” Vijayan stated.

Kerala has been hit by way of the second one spherical of Covid 19 circumstances after the rustic’s first 3 certain circumstances within the state have been effectively cured and discharged from hospitals closing month.

The govt had previous itself close colleges. Colleges and cancelled all of the public purposes within the state to stop the unfold of the coronavirus.

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