Rs 1 crore for kin of healthcare personnel if they die treating COVID-19 patients: Delhi CM
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced Rs 1 crore for kin of healthcare personnel if they die while treating coronavirus patients
New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced Rs 1 crore for the families of healthcare personnel if they lose their lives while dealing with coronavirus cases in the national capital.
Interacting with doctors, the chief minister said that at present, the Delhi government would give Rs 1 crore to the families of soldiers belonging to the national capital if they die in the line of duty.
"Your contribution is no less than a soldier's ...if any healthcare personnel, including government or private doctors, nurses and sanitation workers, die while serving coronavirus patients, the government will give Rs 1 crore to their families," he said.
Kejriwal's interaction with doctors came after three doctors tested positive for COVID-19.
So far, 120 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the national capital.