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October 27, 2020

Highest covid death rate in CISF among paramilitaries

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The government on Sunday said a total of 32,238 paramilitary personnel were infected by the Coronavirus so far.

IMAGE: CISF personnel deployed during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: ANI Photo

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said in Lok Sabha that 9,158 personnel of the Central Reserve Police, 8,934 personnel of the Border Security Force, 5,544 personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force, 3,380 personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, 3,251 personnel of the Sashastra Seema Bal, 1,746 personnel of the Assam Rifles and 225 personnel of the National Security Guardwere infected by the virus.


Among the infected, the highest recovery rate is reported in CRPF (84.4 per cent), followed by BSF (80.41 per cent) and CISF (75.25 per cent), he said replying a written reply.

Rai said the highest death rate has been reported in CISF (0.43 per cent), followed by the Assam Rifles (0.40 per cent) CRPF (0.39 per cent).

The minister said the government has established COVID-19 Hospitals, Covid Care Centres and Dedicated COVID Health Centres for treatment and to support the recovery of paramilitary personnel, who are found positive for COVID-19.

In addition to normal benefits available to a paramilitary personnel on death, it has been decided to provide Rs 15 lakh to next of kins through ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ funds, in cases any personnel dies due to COVID-19 infection contracted while deployed on Covid-19 related duties. Immediate grant for funeral expenses and support for expeditious processing of family pension and other dues is provided, he said.

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