Midnapore: Trinamool government will provide financial aid to those injured in the tent collapse at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally at Midnapore on 16 July.
As many as 76 people were hospitalised following the mishap. Of them, nine are still undergoing treatment at the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital and at a private nursing home at Midnapore.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who is on a tour of West Midnapore district to attend the convocation of IIT Kharagpur tomorrow, suddenly turned up at Midnapore Medical College this afternoon to enquire about the health condition of the three people admitted there.
Emerging from the hospital, she announced before reporters that the state government will pay an ex gratia of Rs 1-lakh each to the three.
“They belong to poor and lower-middle-class families and were telling me that nobody is offering financial aid to them in this troubled times. Hence, we will hand over them Rs 1-lakh each from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund tomorrow itself,” Banerjee said.
On being told by a reporter that six more people injured in the PM’s rally are admitted to a private nursing home, the Chief Minister drove their next. After enquiring about their health, she then declared that all they too will be given financial aid.
Of the total nine still under treatment, the grievously injured ones will get Rs 1-lakh each and those with comparatively less injury will be paid Rs 50,000 each. The amount will be handed over to their families by the Chief Minister tomorrow itself.