Rs 50,000 ex-gratia relief for kin of Covid victims

Rs 50,000 ex-gratia relief for kin of Covid victims

A youth gets vaccinated against Covid at a camp in a Ludhiana college on Wednesday. Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 1

Additional Deputy Commissioner (Urban Development) Sandeep Kumar has informed that now kin of Covid victims can apply for ex-gratia compensation of Rs 50,000 at their SDM office concerned in the district. The ADC (UD) today held a meeting with all SDMs in this regard and issued strict instructions in this regard.

In a press statement issued here today, Sandeep Kumar informed that Rs 50,000 ex-gratia assistance would be provided to each of the families of residents who died due to Covid-19.

He informed that the form regarding this can be downloaded from the Ludhiana District Administration website, https://ludhiana.nic.in. He said the claimant will have to submit their application through a form to their respective SDM along with specified documents, including the death certificate certifying the cause of death, identity proof of the claimant, proof of relationship between the deceased and the claimant, laboratory report certifying having tested positive for Covid-19 (in original or certified copy), death summary by the hospital where death occurred (in case death occurred in hospital), death certificate in original and legal heirs certificate.

He clarified that deaths occurring due to poisoning, suicide, homicide, accident, etc, will not be considered as Covid-19 deaths even if Covid-19 is an accompanying condition.

He said once all these forms are submitted, family members would receive the ex-gratia compensation amount in their bank accounts.

No fresh case in district

  • No fresh cases of Covid was reported in the district on Wednesday. There are 15 active cases of the virus at present in the district.
  • The Health Department has confirmed 87,664 positive cases from Ludhiana district and 11,742 cases from other districts or states till date.
  • Besides, the department has confirmed that 2,110 patients of Ludhiana district and 1,060 of other districts or states have died of the virus here to date.

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