COVID-19 CASES IN CAPFs

IAS Prelims 2023


The force-wise details of COVID cases, death rate and recovery rate in CAPFs as on 14.09.2020 is given below:-

 

Name of the Force

Number of Covid cases

Death rate in %

 

Recovery rate in %

BSF

8934

0.26

80.41

CRPF

9158

0.39

84.04

CISF

5544

0.43

75.25

ITBP

3380

0.21

69.79

SSB

3251

0.22

70.77

NSG

225

Nil

76.44

ARs

1746

0.40

61.63

 

The Government has established COVID-19 Hospitals, Covid Care Centres & Dedicated COVID Health Centres (DCHC) for treatment and to support the recovery of CAPF personnel, who are found positive for COVID-19.

In addition to normal benefits available to a CAPF personnel on death, it has been decided to provide    Rs. 15 Lakh to Next of Kins through “Bharat Ke Veer” funds, in cases CAPF 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.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha.

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NW/PK/AK/1494



    Source PIB