The Centre informed the Supreme Court that the families of those who died due to Covid-19 will receive Rs 50,000 ex-gratia from state governments. It has been declared that compensation will not just be given for the deaths that have happened in past due to the deadly virus but also will be given in cases that might happen in the future. This assistance will also be provided to the kin of those who died due to involvement in Covid-19 relief operations or activities associated with dealing with the pandemic.
The government said, that these funds will be channeled through District Disaster Management Authority to district administrations. The funds will be sourced from the state disaster response fund.
The cause of death should be certified as Covid-19 as per the guidelines issued by the ministry of health and family welfare and ICMR.
On June 30, the Supreme court had given the verdict wherein it directed the NDMA to recommend within six weeks the guidelines for ex-gratia assistance on account of loss of life to the family members of persons who died due to Covid-19.
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