SDMC gives Rs 10 lakh to families of deceased Covid warriors

SDMC gives Rs 10 lakh to families of deceased Covid warriors

The SDMC handed over cheque of Rs 10 lakh to families of 5 deceased Covid warriors. On the occasion, Mayor Anamika said the SDMC is making all efforts to extend help and support to families of deceased Covid warriors who sacrificed their lives while serving the people.

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Dr Josef Tigga, Staff Nurse Rajni, Dr Vinita, Safai Sainik Ransingh and Clerk Jaikishor were infected with coronavirus while on duty and later they succumbed to their illness.

Cheque of Rs 10 lakh were given to the dependents of these Covid warriors. Jobs will also be given to their dependents once the documentation process will be completed, she said. Apart from this, appointment letter is also given the son of deceased corona warrior Selva Raj who worked as daily wager in south zone, it said.

She said the SDMC offers tributes to these employees who sacrificed their lives while serving society.

The Mayor said a total of 38 officials/employees have lost their lives due to Covid-19 since last year. On the occasion, Deputy Mayor Subhash Bhadana, Standing Committee Chairman Rajdutt Gahlot, Leader of House Narendra Chawla, Commissioner Gyanesh Bharti, Additional Commissioner Randhir Sahay and senior SDMC officials were also present.

Praising the efforts made by SDMC, Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta said the Civic body has fulfilled its promises by helping out families of those employees who lost their lives on duty during the pandemic.

He said the corporation has given ex-gratia of Rs 10 Lakh to 19 families of doctors, Safai Saniks, teachers and Medical Staff who have sacrificed their lives.

He demanded immediate release of Rs 1 crore by the Delhi Government to these families as the Government has not fulfilled its promise despite the promise.

He said the Delhi Government is treating Covid warriors poorly by not giving adequate compensation to families of those who died while serving the people.