The Delhi government announced that it will give compensation amounts of up to Rs 5 lakh to families of those COVID patients who died due to lack of oxygen.
This amount will be an add-on to the already-announced Rs 50,000 compensation to families of those who died due to COVID-19 infection.
A committee of six doctors has been prepared by the Aam Aadmi Party Government for farework of the compensation.
The committee will decide the framework based on which a maximum compensation of Rs 5 lakh will be given. It will have the right to examine any documents related to oxygen supply, stock, and storage from the hospital concerned.
On a weekly basis this committee will send its report to the Principal Secretary (Health), Delhi,
However, last week Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced Rs 50,000 ex-gratia for the families that have had a death due to COVID-19.
At a media briefing, the chief minister said, “Every family that has had a death due to COVID, will be given Rs 50,000 each as ex-gratia. Families where the breadwinner died, will be given a monthly pension of Rs 2,500 besides the ex-gratia. If the husband dies, the pension will be given to the wife, and if the wife dies it will be given to the husband. If an unmarried person dies, the pension will be given to his/her parents.”
Kejriwal announced that the children whose both parents died due to COVID will be provided a monthly pension of Rs 2,500.