Rs 5 lakh help to kin of those who died due to oxygen shortage: Sisodia

Families who lost loved ones due to oxygen scarcity will get Rs 5 lakh help: Sisodia

The second wave of Covid-19 resulted in a massive oxygen crisis across Delhi and the nation. Many families lost their loved ones due to oxygen scarcity at such a time. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in a digital press conference stated: “Keeping this in mind, Delhi Government formed an 4-member medical expert panel with the responsibility to inspect this issue and disburse Rs 5 lakh as medical assistance to all those families who lost a member due to oxygen crisis. After the authorisation of this file by the panel, the Delhi Government has sent the file to secure approval from the LG Office in Delhi. The process of disbursal will begin immediately after the approval of the LG.”

Sisodia said: “When citizens across Delhi were heavily due to the deadly second wave, many of them lost a family member due to the oxygen crisis that emerged in Delhi. Taking into account the seriousness of the matter, Delhi Government formed a committee of 4 medical experts. The panel of 4 members will inspect claims of all those families who lost their loved ones due to oxygen scarcity, twice a week, and thereafter will commence to disburse Rs. 5 lakh financial assistance to each family.”

Sisodia further stated that the file has been sent to the LG Office to secure approval, after having been passed by the 4-member medical expert committee formed by the Delhi Government. The committee will begin its work immediately after Delhi Government gets approval from the LG.