Delhi govt announces ₹5 l compensation to families of victims of oxygen shortage

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on June 04, 2021

₹ 5 lakh compensation to kin of those who died due to oxygen shortage

Delhi Government on Friday announced compensation of ₹5 lakhs to families of Covid-19 patients who died due to lack of oxygen during the ongoing second wave of the pandemic. A four-member expert committee has been constituted to look into the matter.

“During the second wave, many of the citizens lost a family member due to the oxygen crisis in Delhi. Taking into account the seriousness of the matter, the government formed a committee of four medical experts. The panel will inspect, twice a week, claims of all those families who lost their loved ones due to oxygen scarcity and thereafter disburse ₹5 lakh financial assistance to each family,” said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. If the expert panel finds deaths happened due to oxygen shortage, then ₹5 lakh compensation will be given to the family of deceased, added Sisodia.

“The file constituting the committee has gone to the Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to secure approval and the Panel would start functioning immediately after approval from the LG,” said Sisodia.


Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal last week announced the unlocking process from June 1. Construction activities are among those that are allowed reopened in the initial phase. Most of Delhi continues to be in lockdown till June 7 although some partial unlocking happened on May 31 when construction and manufacturing activity were allowed. He said that the decision to unlock Delhi gradually came after a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) under Anil Baijal. The Delhi Chief Minister is the Vice-chairperson of DDMA.


Published on June 04, 2021

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