nDelhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday handed a cheque of `1 crore to the family of late Dr Hitesh Gupta who died due to Covid-19 while being on duty.
Dr Gupta, a resident of IP extension was working in Karkardooma dispensary run by the Delhi Government. He succumbed to the deadly novel coronavirus in November 2020 after a long struggle from Coronavirus.
While meeting the family of Dr Gupta at their residence, Kejriwal expressed his gratitude for his sacrifice for the people of Delhi.
The Chief Minister also said that the Delhi government will do whatever it can to support the family of Dr Gupta.
"Dr Hitesh Gupta served the patients during the period of Corona pandemic. He got infected while serving the Corona patients and unfortunately lost his life after being hospitalized. The Delhi government had announced this unique scheme to support the families of Corona warriors who lose their lives in the line of Covid duty. I have come to meet the family of Dr Hitesh Gupta and provided them Rs 1 crore as assistance,: he said.
Kejriwal further said "Life can hold no monetary value but I hope that this compensation will help the family in long term. His wife belongs to a very educated background, she will also be provided a government job. We will try to help them in every possible way."
Surbhi Gupta, wife of Late Dr. Hitesh Gupta said, "I am grateful to CM Kejriwal for helping us at this need of hour. My husband was a Corona warrior. The Chief Minister has supported us and he has promised to us for taking care of us and help us in the future as well," she further added.