The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) has proposed to extend the existing policy of financial aid for medical treatments for sitting and former elected representatives of the VMC to cover Covid-19 treatment.
The proposal signed by the VMC Commissioner, put forth before the General Board, states that in view of the pandemic, the existing financial aid of Rs 4 lakh per corporator for serious medical conditions, including heart ailments, kidney transplants and cancer, should be extended to include the treatment for Covid-19.
The aid has been in place vide a resolution of the VMC General Board since April 10, 2017. The proposal comes a day after a sitting BJP corporator from civic ward 14 tested positive for Covid-19 and has been admitted to a private hospital for treatment. On Monday, former Congress corporator Manzoor Khan Pathan (63) passed away after testing positive for Covid-19.
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