Naveen sanctions ex-gratia for 2 Journos died during COVID Reporting

TNI Bureau: As announced earlier, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has sanctioned ex-gratia of Rs 15 lakh each to the family members of two journalists died during COVID-19 reporting.

The Journalists who had died while reporting during Corona Pandemic are – Priyadarshi Pattnaik of Samaja, Ganjam and K. Ch. Ratnam of (News Today Pvt. Ltd.), Gajapati.

The decision was announced by Odisha Government’s Media Advisor, Manas Mangaraj on his Twitter Handle.

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‘The Samaja’ Journalist Priyadarshi Pattnaik (46) from Hinjilicut Municipality in Ganjam District, died of COVID-19 on July 11. Later, Senior Journalist from Gajapati District, K. Ch. Ratnam (Ratman Garu) passed away after testing positive for Covid-19 on July 12. He was in his 70s.

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