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2.7 billion in “cash gifts” for officials working to fight Covid-19

Sean Kelly

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PHOTO: The Nation

Government Spokesperson Traisulee Traisaranakul announced the Thai Cabinet has approved “cash gifts” for government officials working to fighting the Covid 19 outbreak.

“The move to disburse cash gifts from the 2.7 billion baht budget was proposed by the Office of the Civil Service Commission.”

Those who work in fields directly affected by the outbreak – doctors, nurses and other essential health workers – will receive an additional 1,500 baht in their monthly salary, while those who work in supporting fields – police officers and military personnel – will receive an additional 1,000 baht.

Traisulee said the Cabinet provided 320,000 insurance policies to civil servants working for the Ministry of Public Health such as the Royal Thai Police, Royal Thai Armed Forces, University Council and Local Administration Organisations. It has also increased staff by an additional 38,105 in 24 medical fields. The appointments will be fulfilled in 3 waves beginning next month.

SOURCE: The Nation

 

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