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In an application filed in the Supreme Court, the media personnel working during the Kovid-19 transition have been given the status of frontline workers, along with free medical facilities and compensation has been demanded.
New Delhi. Last year a large number of frontline workers like doctors, health workers, policemen had to lose their lives due to the havoc of Corona virus. This was the reason that when vaccination started in the country, first priority was given to them. It also had a good effect. The number of these frontline workers was relatively low among those who lost their lives in the second wave of Corona. However, the media persons were not so lucky.
At the same time, a petition has been filed in the Supreme Court demanding media workers working during the Kovid-19 transition to be given the status of frontline worker, along with free medical facilities and compensation. By filing an application in the Supreme Court, it has been demanded that during the Kovid-19 transition, there are many such journalists who are risking their lives to provide information about hospitals and government to the people, in such a situation, they are facilitated by the central and state government. should be given. This application has been filed in the Supreme Court by Dr. Kota Neelma. It is expected that the Supreme Court will hear this application soon.
So far 238 journalists have died from Corona
The country lost many senior journalists in the second wave of Corona. All the journalists working in the districts, towns, villages also lost in front of this deadly virus. According to a report by the Delhi-based Institute of Perception Studies, a total of 238 journalists have died due to corona infection from April 2020 to May 16, 2021.4 journalists die every day in the month of May
The report states that 56 journalists died in the first wave of Corona from April 2020 to December 31, 2020, but the second wave proved to be more frightening. Between 1 April 2021 and 16 May, 171 journalists died. The remaining 11 journalists died between January and April. More than 300 journalists have died from Corona. The report of the Institute of Perception Studies includes all journalists who collect news in the field or have become corona infected while working in offices. And they have lost their lives, ranging from reporters from media institutions to Stringer freelance photojournalists.
In which state how many journalists died
The report referred to in the application filed in the Supreme Court. According to that report, journalists between 41 and 50 years of age became the most victims of corona, their figure is about 31 percent of the total deaths, 15 percent between 31 and 40 years of age between 51 and 60 years 19th century 61 24% of 70-year-olds and 9% of journalists above 71 years have died of compassion.
About 55 percent of the journalists who died of the Corona infection were from print media, 25 percent from TV and digital media, and 19 percent were associated with freelance journalism. Dr. Neelima herself has been a journalist, and she has verified this data by collecting news from different social media platforms.