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Kerala govt offers job, compensation to kin of nurse killed by Nipah virus


The Kerala cabinet on Wednesday offered Government job to Lini's (Nurse who died due to Nipah Virus) husband and Rs 10 lakh each to her two sons. The government will also provide Rs 5 lakhs as compensation to the kin of the other victims of Nipah Virus.

Kerala govt offers job, compensation to kin of nurse killed by Nipah virus

The 26-year-old Lini Puthussery, a nurse who died while treating persons infected by Nipah virus, worked at the Perambra health centre. The nurse succumbed to Nipah virus infection on Tuesday morning at Taluk Hospital in Perambra.

When Lini fell ill and her condition deteriorated, she scribbled a letter addressed to her husband. Her husband, Sajeesh Etta works is the Gulf region. He came back after Lini got infected with Nipah virus. She was taken to a private hospital for treatment.The letter read: "Sajeesh Etta, am almost on the way. I don't think I will be able to see you all, sorry. You should look after our kids well. Elder son, Kunju, you should take him to the Gulf once. Make sure (that) they are not alone as our father (was).

With lots of love...

Following her death, the doctors did not hand over the body to her family. The hospital authorities cremated her body at an electric crematorium.

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