A total of 46 children in the district, who have lost their parents to COVID-19, received welfare assistance to the tune of ₹1.38 crore here on Monday.
District Collector S. Karmegham distributed the cheques to the guardians. The Collector promised all assistance to the children and advised guardians to approach Undrukol, a facility set up by the district administration to assist children who lost their parents to COVID-19 disease.
According to officials here, till date, the district administration has distributed welfare assistance to the tune of ₹5.45 crore to 167 children who lost one of their parents or both to COVID-19 disease.
The State government had announced assistance of ₹5 lakh to children who lost both their parents to COVID-19 disease, ₹3 lakh to children who lost one of their parents and monthly assistance of ₹3,000 upto 18 years of age for children growing under the care of guardians here.
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