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COVID-19 | Delhi to give compensation up to Rs 5 lakh for deaths due to oxygen shortage, forms panel to assess cases

Delhi COVID Deaths: The committee will assess online and offline complaints and/or representations regarding deaths due to oxygen shortage on “case-to-case basis”

May 28, 2021 / 11:17 AM IST
Workers stand as a tank is filled with liquid oxygen at a hospital, amid the spread of COVID-19 in New Delhi on April 22, 2021. (Image: Reuters/Adnan Abidi)

Workers stand as a tank is filled with liquid oxygen at a hospital, amid the spread of COVID-19 in New Delhi on April 22, 2021. (Image: Reuters/Adnan Abidi)

Delhi has decided to give compensation of up to Rs 5 lakh each, for COVID-19 patients who died due to oxygen shortage in the city amid the harsh second wave of coronavirus in India.

The state government has thus constituted a six-member committee to assess cases and “check whether the oxygen was being used properly at the hospital as per the norms,” as per the official order issued on May 27.

"The committee would draw up an objective criteria to award compensation, limited to a maximum of Rs 5 lakh in each case," it added.

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