New Delhi, 28 May 2021: The Delhi government will provide compensation up to Rs 5 lakh to the families of those Covid patients who died due to lack of oxygen. This amount will be in addition to the previously announced compensation of 50,000 to the families of those who died due to the Covid-19 infection.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has decided to form a committee of six doctors to prepare a compensation outline. The committee will decide the framework based on maximum compensation of Rs 5 lakh be given. They shall have the right to examine any document relating to the oxygen supply, stock, and storage of the hospital concerned. This committee will send its report to the Principal Secretary (Health), Delhi weekly.

Committee to investigate the case of patients who lost their lives due to lack of oxygen.

The Delhi government has formed a six-member committee to evaluate the cases of patients who lost their lives in the capital recently, due to lack of oxygen, to grant compensation. This information was given in an official order issued on Thursday. According to this order, the committee will examine whether oxygen was being used properly in the hospital as per rules.

Earlier this month, 12 patients, including a senior doctor, died due to a lack of oxygen at Batra Hospital in Delhi. Similarly, on April 24, 21 Covid patients died in Jaipur Golden Hospital. Meanwhile, there was a severe shortage of oxygen amidst the rapidly increasing cases of Covid-19 in the capital