Indian capital New Delhi government has decided to offer medical assistance of Rs 10,000 to the family of construction workers if found positive with the Covid-19 disease.
Over 2 lakh construction workers residing in Delhi can avail the financial aid after producing a positive RT-PCR test report. The report will be verified from the ICMR.“Delhi Government will disburse medical assistance for COVID-19 positive construction workers at the rate of Rs. 5000, subject to a maximum of Rs. 10,000 per family. The process to claim this disbursal is fair and simple, a member of the family would have to produce an RT-PCR report, which will then be verified through the ICMR portal,” the statement by the government read.
Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal said that it is committed to support and aid the construction, migrant and daily-wage workers in time of the COVID-19 crisis, The Statesman reported.
It claimed that around 2.1 lakh workers have received the cash assistance of around 100 crores amid the pandemic crisis and 11,000 more will be granted in the coming days.