Madhya Pradesh CM, cabinet members to donate salaries for Covid-19 struggle

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Madhya Pradesh CM, cabinet members to donate salaries for Covid-19 struggle
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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday stated he and his cabinet colleagues would donate 30 per cent of their salaries to the CM Relief Fund to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
He stated such donations have been required as a serious portion of the state funds was spent on combating the outbreak, and appealed to the well-off and fellow MLAs to contribute.
“To tide over antagonistic conditions arising out of COVID -19, all of us must unitedly work. I’ve donated 30 per cent of my salary, entertainment allowance and MLA local improvement fund since I turned Chief Minister (on March 23) to July 31 within the Chief Minister Relief Fund,” he tweeted.
“All my colleagues’ ministers have determined to donate their 30 per cent of their salary within the CM relief fund to bolster the struggle. Request all my colleagues MLAs to comply with suit,” his tweet added.
Chouhan stated the state was offering finest therapy free of cost, which had helped the contain the outbreak to a big extent.
“As a considerable quantity of the state funds was spent on it and extra funds might be wanted in future, I’ve determined to offer my 30 per cent wage and allowances within the CM relief fund from the date of assuming charge of the workplace until September 30,” Chouhan, who himself is hospitalised with the an infection, stated after reviewing the COVID-19 scenario.
He is undergoing treatment at Chirayu Hospital and Medical College in Bhopal.
“So far, I’ve deposited 30 per cent amount for the first three months within the CM relief fund. My colleagues in the ministry also can achieve this. Now we’ve got to defeat coronavirus completely with positive participation of the people,” he stated.
The CM stated “sankalp ki chain jodo, sankraman ki chain todo” (allow us to be united in our resolve to contain the virus extend) campaign might be launched on August 1.
He requested legislators to make use of MLA funds to purchase PPE kits and different health tools to fight the outbreak.
He stated MP’s recovery rate was 70 per cent whereas the mortality rate was 2.7 per cent, including that the outbreak should be contained now “with out lockdown and with full warning and application.”

Later in the evening, state Home Minister and cabinet spokesperson Narottam Mishra instructed reporters that “all members of the cabinet have additionally determined to offer 30 per cent of their salaries and allowances within the CM Relief Fund”.

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[Attribution Business Standard]

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