The Well being and Household Welfare Division of Odisha introduced on February 8, 2021, that it’ll assemble a COVID-19 Warrior Memorial within the capital metropolis Bhubaneshwar to acknowledge and honour the sacrifice and companies offered by the COVID warriors.
In line with the discharge by the state Well being and Household Welfare Division, the federal government has chosen Biju Patnaik Park in Bhubaneshwar for the development of the COVID-19 Warrior Memorial.
The Odisha state authorities plans on inaugurating the memorial on August 15, 2021.
Honouring COVID-19 warriors:
In line with the Chief Secretary of Well being Division, PK Mohapatra, Coronavirus is as soon as in a century pandemic. In an effort to hold the well being disaster in reminiscence of the folks in addition to for recognizing the companies and sacrifices made by the frontline warriors who misplaced their lives preventing the pandemic, the Odisha authorities has determined to assemble a COVID-19 warrior memorial.
Reportedly, greater than 60 COVID warriors together with the well being staff in Odisha succumbed to the pandemic.
Design and Construction of the memorial:
As per the assertion by the Odisha authorities, the works division will have interaction the architect for finalising the construction and design of the memorial after which will take approval from the competent authority.
The price of setting up the COVID warrior memorial will likely be met out of the budgetary provisions of the Works Division, stated the well being division of the state.
Martyr standing for the frontline warriors:
The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik had introduced in 2020 that the martyr standing will likely be accorded to all of the well being personnel and different help companies who’ve succumbed to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Odisha authorities additionally had introduced Rs. 50 lakh ex-gratia to all of the well being personnel (private and non-private) in addition to members of all of the help companies who died of the pandemic.