Hoshiarpur, July 6
Hoshiarpur Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Hans has said the legal heirs of the persons who had lost their lives due to Covid-19 would be compensated Rs 50,000 (ex gratia) by the government.
He said along with the application, a copy of the identity cards of the deceased and the claimant, a copy of the proof of relationship of the claimant and the deceased, a copy of the positive report of the Covid-19 issued by the hospital, a brief summary of the cause of death, death certificate of the deceased, certificate of heirs, a cancelled bank cheque and no objection certificate should be attached with the application. The application can be filed in the Sub-Divisional Magistrate’s (SDM) office and Chief Minister’s Office.
The Deputy Commissioner said if any family had not yet submitted the application and required documents to the office, it should be submitted immediately. He said the applications received would be given ex gratia grant considering the merits by the committee constituted under the chairmanship of Additional Deputy Commissioner.
The Deputy Commissioner directed the Civil Surgeon to form a five-member committee of Asha workers and others at the district level to coordinate with the families affected by Covid-19 to receive the requests and to update the information on the latest status of the cases every week. Instructing the Civil Surgeons, Sub-Divisional Magistrates and District Child Protection Officers, he said that the lists of the affected families who have not yet received ex gratia grant for death due to Covid-19 should be updated also at their level.
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Acting Civil Surgeon Dr Pawan Kumar has said of the 361 samples sent for Covid test, 12 have come out positive on Wednesday and the report of 273 samples is awaited. So far, 40,968 people have tested positive in Hoshiarpur district and 1,096 have succumbed to the virus. As many as 22 cases are active, he said.
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