Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announces Rs 1 crore financial assistance for families of 14 warriors

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Kejriwal Government to provide a Samman Rashi of Rs 1 crore to families of 14 COVID who lost their lives during the pandemic

The Delhi Government will give an Ex-gratia amount of Rs 1 crore to the families of 14 COVID warriors who lost their lives during the COVID-induced pandemic while serving the patients and society. It is to be noted that prior to this the Delhi government has given the approval for this Ex-gratia amount to families of 59 COVID warriors. The decision was taken in the meeting of the group of ministers chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia on Friday. The said meeting was also attended by Transport and Revenue Minister Kailash Gahlot.

During the meeting, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, “COVID warriors of Delhi worked selflessly during the pandemic and sacrificed their lives to protect humanity and society without caring for their own lives. Delhi government salutes their spirit. No amount can compensate for the loss of the family of the deceased COVID warriors, but their families will definitely get a means to live a dignified life through this amount. The government stands with the families of COVID warriors in their every need.”

Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal

Adding on, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia said that the COVID-induced pandemic was a terrible crisis for the entire humanity which inculcated fear in society but COVID warriors in Delhi risked their lives to get Delhi out of this crisis. Thousands of COVID warriors including doctors, medical staff, support staff, and sanitation workers worked day and night to fight this unprecedented pandemic and many of them were martyred while serving the people.

“Under the leadership of CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal, the decision was taken to provide all the required support to the families of COVID warriors in Delhi. Through the Ex-gratia amount of Rs 1cr, the government is trying to help families get their lives back on track. CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal will stand as a brother and a son with the families of these martyred COVID warriors always,” he added.

Shri Manish Sisodia said that the Shri Arvind Kejriwal government has always stood with the families of the COVID warriors. This scheme of the Delhi government gives confidence to the families of COVID warriors that the government and society are always with them. It is to be noted that the government has earlier approved Rs 1 crore Ex-gratia amount to the families of 59 deceased COVID warriors

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