The Telangana State Union of Working Journalists (TSUWJ) have complained to the Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan against what they termed callous attitude of the State government towards the plights of Journalists fraternity.
In a memorandum submitted here today, the TSUWJ delegation led by the President of IJU K Srinivas Reddy urged her to direct the state government to initiate at least welfare measures. They informed her that over 22 journalists in the state have been afflicted with the Covid virus while a young journalist Manoj died recently. Narrating the Governor about Manoj’s plights, the delegation alleged that journalists were not being treated properly at Gandhi hospital due to lack of facilities.
The delegation demanded that a Rs 50 lakh health insurance be provided besides announcing a compensation of Rs 50 lakh to the deceased. They also demanded to allot a separate hospital for treating corona-affected journalists while compensating them with financial assistance to sustain themselves during the quarantine period.
The other members of the delegation include Secretary Virahat Ali, Y Narendra Reddy, Joint secretary Vishnudas Srikanth, Ramulu from Electronic wing.