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Odisha announces health insurance for journalists

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to appease journalists’ community in the State ahead of the elections, Odisha government on Tuesday decided to introduce family health insurance cover for journalists in the State.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved a proposal to this effect. Under the announcement, journalists and four of their family members would be entitled to health insurance coverage plan of Rs 1 lakh per annum, said press release issued by the Chief Minister’s Office here.

Earlier during the last Assembly session, the working journalists of Odisha had staged demonstration inside the Assembly premises on several occasion to press their demands and also submitted a seven point charter of demands including health insurance for the scribes to the Government.

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