To disburse medical aid of Rs 5K, 10K to Covid positive construction workers, their families: Delhi Govt


To disburse medical aid of Rs 5K, 10K to Covid positive construction workers, their families: Delhi Govt

In light of the national disaster and financial crisis caused due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Delhi Government has stepped up its efforts in providing aid, in form of medical assistance to construction workers.

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The Delhi Government will disburse medical assistance for Covid-19 positive construction workers at the rate of Rs. 5000, subject to a maximum of Rs. 10,000 per family.

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The process to claim this disbursal is fair and simple, a member of the family would have to produce RT-PCR report, which will then be verified through the ICMR portal, the Government said in a statement.

“To help migrant workers, daily-wage workers and construction workers, the Delhi Government has set up 150 food distribution centres in various schools and construction sites across all districts of Delhi.

“Delhi Government has taken every action in support and aid of construction, migrant and daily-wage workers in time of the Covid-19 crisis. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also made severe efforts and appealed to daily-wage and migrant workers to not leave Delhi as the Delhi Government is doing everything to ensure they are aided,” it said.

“In furtherance to helping construction workers, the Delhi Government has also disbursed Rs 5,000 to each construction worker as aid during Covid-19 pandemic. A total of 2,10,684 construction workers will receive the cash-transfer as form of aid, out of which 2 lakh have already received aid of Rs 100 crores and 11,000 workers will be granted the disbursals in the coming days,” it said.

“The Delhi Government’s commitment to help construction workers did not go unnoticed even last year, in 2020 during lockdown, when the Delhi Government disbursed Rs. 5000 to 55,000 construction workers. Many new construction workers were added to the Delhi Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, due to large drives for registration of construction workers. Currently, there are 1,72,000 workers registered with the Board,” it said.