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MWFC demands relief packages to COVID-19 infected journalists


Nepalnews
2021 Jun 14, 18:32, Kathmandu
This image shows the glowsign of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology in Singha Durbar, Kathmandu in February 2020. Photo courtesy: Deepak Shrestha/

Minimum Wages Fixation Committee Chairperson Rajendra Aryal has demanded with the newly appointed Minister for Communication and Information Technology Nainkala Thapa to devise relief packages for those journalists hit hardest by COVID-19.

Minister Thapa, who had inspected the Office of the Committee at Sanchar Gram in Kathmandu today, was urged for her positive intervention to ensure treatment facility, compensation, and relief packages to the journalists infected with COVID-19.

Also, Aryal demanded that frontline journalists be provided vaccination against COVID-19 at the earliest and be provided relief packages to COVID-19 infected and recovered ones and the families of those succumbing to COVID-19.

Over 750 journalists had contracted the flu-like infected till mid-May this year and over two dozen journalists have succumbed to the deadly infection, according to the Federation of the Nepali Journalists.’

Aryal pressed for effective implementation of the Working Journalists Act-2051 BS thereby ensuring minimum salary to the media persons. 

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