NEW DELHI: Chief Minister of the country's capital, Arvind Kejriwal has announced that an amount worth 1 crore will be granted to any healthcare worker's family if they end up getting affected by the life-endangering coronavirus. He mentioned that will be a way of 'honouring their service'.
The Delhi CM said, "If anyone loses their life while serving COVID-19 patients, whether sanitation workers, doctors or nurses, their family will be provided Rs 1 crore as respect to their service."
He also added, "Whether they are from private or government sector doesn’t matter."
Prior to this, Nirmala Sitharaman had also declared that people working in the medical field as doctors, nurses, paramedics, technicians and other professionals who are involved in treating COVID positive cases will be getting a special insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh.
Government of Uttarakhand also announced life insurance to over thousands of government sector employees of the state level, in the frontline to battle the highly risky COVID-19 outbreak in the state. State's chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said as much as rs 4 lakh worth of insurance will be provided to around 68,000 thousand employees. The people working in the fields like police, health, media, sanitation are also being recognised as "COVID Warriors" by the government as they are risking their lives while saving several others.
As of now, there are 1,637 active cases of coronavirus in the entire country.