Families of three health workers in Gujarat who died due to COVID-19 infection were given compensation in total of Rs 1.5 crore. All the three health workers had died while on COVID-19 duty. A release from the state government said that the compensation, in the form of insurance pay-out, was paid under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package.
Those who were given the compensation include head nurse of Ahmedabad Civil Hospital Catherine Christian and health workers from the city Rita Christian and Regina Christian. The three families were paid Rs 50 lakh each.
As many as 407 health workers and government officials have contracted COVID-19 so far in the state of which seven have succumbed to the disease. Those who have succumbed include a doctor, two staff nurses, two women health workers, a multipurpose health supervisor and a patient attendant.
Government said it is in the process of verifying the claim documents of the kin of the rest of the four corona warriors who succumbed to COVID-19.