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Provide Rs 1 cr compensation to those who die of Covid-19: TN opposition

Chennai, April 16 (IANS) DMK-led opposition parties in Tamil Nadu on Thursday urged the state government to provide Rs 1 crore as financial relief to the families of those who died due to Covid-19.

The parties also asked the state government to increase the compensation amount to Rs 1 crore for the families of medical professionals deployed in treating Covid-19 patients and others who work to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

With the state government denying permission to hold the meeting at DMK headquarters on Wednesday, the all-party meeting was held through video conferencing.

The DMK alliance parties like Congress, VCK, Left parties, MDMK and others participated in the meeting.

The resolutions passed at the meeting are:

-Urging the state and central governments to procure the coronavirus test kits and other medical equipment, increase the bed strength;

-Distribute Rs 5,000 to all ration card holders in the state as relief;

-The central government should allocate Rs 15,000 crore asked by the Tamil Nadu government for relief measures

-Quickly formulate the scheme for relief and economic welfare.–IANS

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