The families of three frontline health-care workers who died of Sars will each be given $3 million in special compensation from the government, Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong said yesterday. The three workers were Lau Wing-kai, a nurse at Tuen Mun Hospital who died on April 26, Tse Yuen-man, a doctor from the same hospital who died on May 13, and Tang Heung-may, a health-care assistant at United Christian Hospital. The family of senior police inspector Leung Bo-ming, who drowned during flooding rescue efforts on May 5, will also receive the same amount. 'All four have sacrificed their lives to save others. The high levels of professionalism displayed, as well as their selfless devotion to the Hong Kong community, command our greatest respect,' said Dr Yeoh, chairman of the Committee on Financial Assistance for Family Members of those who Sacrifice their Lives to Save Others. The committee was set up by the government to compensate families of civil servants who die while performing their duties. Dr Yeoh said the committee decided that the death of the three health-care workers were 'acts of bravery' as they died while taking care of patients in the face of a new and largely unknown disease. 'They selflessly worked in taking care of patients with Sars. The committee made a decision that we should act on it,'' he said. Legislator for the medical sector, Lo Wing-lok, said it would be up to the families of those who died to say whether the amount of compensation was appropriate. In addition to the special compensation, the families of all four are eligible for a further 84 months of salary, up to a maximum of $1.76 million. As the battle against Sars continued yesterday, Director of Health Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun said that 50 more infrared scanners would be deployed at various immigration points to take temperatures, bringing the total to 194. The aim is to stop new cases of the disease being imported into the territory, with group trips from the mainland due to resume. Dr Chan said traffic at the land border picked up 10 per cent over the weekend after the World Health Organisation lifted a travel advisory against Hong Kong and Guangdong.