PATNA, March 24 -- All doctors and medical staff will get financial incentive equal to their monthly salary for contributing to the state government's campaign to check the spread coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Bihar.

This is part of the assistance package announced by the state government in view of the unprecedented crisis people are facing amid the nationwide surge Covid-19 infections.

According to a communique issued by the chief minister's office, all ration card holders would get food grain and other commodities free of cost for a month from the public distribution system (PDS)outlet.

Besides, all families enrolled under the PDS, residing in the districts facing the lockdown, all get Rs 1,000 as financial assistance.