The deputy chief minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia handed over Samman Rashi of Rs 1 crore each to three families of COVID martyrs.
According to the Delhi government, Prem Babu, OT staff at GTB hospital, Bus Marshal Ravindra Singh and Civil Defence Volunteer Satnam Singh lost their lives during the pandemic while serving the COVID patients.
Sisodia said, “COVID warriors of Delhi worked selflessly during the pandemic and sacrificed their lives to protect humanity and society without caring for their own lives. Delhi government salutes their spirit. No amount can compensate for the loss of the family of the deceased COVID warriors, but their family will definitely get a means to live a dignified life through this amount.”
Sisodia added that the COVID-induced pandemic was a terrible crisis for the entire humanity which inculcated fear in society but corona warriors in Delhi risked their lives to get Delhi out of this crisis.
“Thousands of corona warriors including doctors, medical staff, support staff, and sanitation workers worked day and night to fight this unprecedented pandemic and many of them were martyred while serving the people,” he added.
Sisodia further said that the Delhi Government will always stand with the families of the COVID warriors.
He said that this scheme of the Delhi government gives confidence to the families of COVID warriors that the government and society are always with them. Though this is a small amount, it will help the families lead a dignified life.