Rs 1 Crore for family if Delhi healthcare staff dies while serving COVID-19 patients: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that Rs 1 crore will be given to the family of a health care professional from private or government sector if they lose their life while dealing with coronavirus patients.

“If anyone loses their life while serving any COVID19 patient, be it sanitation workers, doctors or nurses or any other staff, temporary or permanent, from private or government sector, their family will be given Rs 1 crore as our mark of respect for their service,” Kejriwal said.

“Every precaution will be taken to protect our medical staff dealing with COVID19 patients but despite that if anything untoward happens to them, we will take care of their families,” the chief minister said.

Kejriwal further said, “I had conversation with doctors’, nurses and sanitary workers today. I thanked all of them from everyone’s behalf. They are endangering their lives for us.”

Kejriwal today interacted with Delhi govt doctors and paramedic staff on COVID-19 duty over video conference.” I salute their courage and dedication. Have assured them full govt support,” he added.

“We have arranged meals for doctors and medical staffs from 5-star hotels on a daily basis and for those who are unable to return home we have arranged rooms for them to stay in 5-star hotels,” he said.

All Mohalla Clinics are being sanitized/fumigated. Masks and sanitizers are distributed in all Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinic’s for the staff by Arvind Kejriwal government, AAP said in a tweet.