Waquar Hasan | Clarion India
NEW DLEHI – The family of Dr Javed Ali, who fell victim to coronavirus disease in line of duty on July 20, will be given Rs 1-crore compensation by the Delhi government.
Delhi Health Minister Stayandra Jain has made this announcement from his twitter account.
In April, the Aam Aadmi Party-ruled state government had announced that the families of health workers, who die of Covid-19 while fighting the pandemic, will be given Rs 1 crore as compensation.
“Dr Javed Ali working as a doctor with Delhi Govt NRHM, had succumbed to Covid. Hon CM @ArvindKejriwal has announced that he will be given Corona Warrior status. Delhi govt will give(s) 1-cr compensation to the family,” tweeted Jain.
Dr Javed Ali working as a doctor with Delhi Govt NRHM, had succumbed to Covid.
Hon CM @ArvindKejriwal has announced that he will be given Corona Warrior status. Delhi govt will gives 1 cr compensation to the family.
— Satyendar Jain (@SatyendarJain) July 22, 2020
The minister’s announcement came after Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra demanded that the government help the family of corona warriors like Dr Ali in all possible ways.
“Dr. Javed Ali and all the doctors offer their services during this crisis by betting on their lives. He was serving on contract.”
She further demanded, “It is time to stand with the families of these martyrs. The government should help Dr. Javed Ali’s family in every way possible.”
डॉ जावेद अली और तमाम डॉक्टर जान की बाजी लगाकर इस संकट के दौरान अपनी सेवाएं देते हैं।
डॉ जावेद के बारे में दुखद समाचार मिला। वो संविदा पर सेवाएं दे रहे थे।
ये समय इन शहीदों के परिवारों के साथ खड़ा होने का है।
सरकार को डॉ जावेद के परिवार की हरसंभव मदद करनी चाहिए। pic.twitter.com/52PDFvYODr
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) July 22, 2020
Ali (42), who was employed at Delhi’s National Health Mission, had been on duty since March. He was infected with the virus on June 24. He was hospitalized and kept on ventilator for ten days before he breathed his last on July 20. He died at AIIMS’s trauma center. Ali left behind his wife and two children.
His wife Dr Heena Kausar said she was proud of her husband who was a contractual worker but was not provided with any help despite working day and night.
“I am proud of my husband. He kept working till the end and he is a martyr. He did not take even one day off since March,” Kausar was quoted by the NDTV as saying.
She said that the cost of the treatment of her husband at the private hospital was not covered and she had demanded compensation from the government.
“No treatment cost was covered when he was at a private hospital initially. We spent around Rs 6 lakh from our own pockets,” she said.
“How will I survive as a single mother? It is my humble request to the government that they should provide compensation and my husband’s job should now be given to me,” Dr Kausar added.