Cabinet Minister Shri Raaj Kumar Anand met with the family of Dr. Anil Kumar Rawat, a COVID warrior who lost his life while treating people during the coronavirus pandemic. He presented them with a cheque of Rs. 1 crore as a Samman Rashi from the Kejriwal government. During the meeting, Shri Raaj Kumar Anand stated that Shri Dr. Anil Kumar Rawat, as a general surgeon at Saroj Super Specialty Hospital in Delhi, was actively involved in public service during the COVID-19 pandemic and unfortunately succumbed to the grip of the coronavirus. He further said that the Kejriwal government had provided financial assistance of one crore rupees to the families of several COVID warriors in Delhi who sacrificed their lives while serving others during the COVID-19 pandemic as a token of respect for their service.
On Thursday, Shri Raaj Kumar Anand, the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, visited the residence of the late COVID warrior, Dr. Anil Kumar Rawat, to meet his family members in Rohini. During the meeting, Shri Anand met with Dr. Anil Kumar Rawat’s wife Smt. Rachna Rawat and expressed his condolences, assuring her of all possible assistance in the future if needed. He stated that although the monetary aid could not compensate for the loss suffered by the families, he hoped that this financial aid would provide some support to the family members in shaping their future and sustaining their livelihoods.
Dr. Anil Kumar Rawat, a general surgeon at Saroj Super Specialty Hospital in Delhi, displayed remarkable courage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the risks, he wholeheartedly served and treated patients with unwavering dedication. Tragically, he lost his life to the virus on May 8, 2021. Dr. Anil Kumar Rawat’s selfless and compassionate personality is fondly remembered by his friends and family.
Shri Anand, expressing his condolences, said, “Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors, nurses, and staff tirelessly provided 24-hour services for the treatment of patients while staying away from their own families. In the process, many Corona warriors themselves contracted the virus and lost their lives. I pray for their souls to find peace. The Delhi government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal, has provided an honorarium of one crore rupees to the families of over 70 Corona warriors who lost their lives in the pandemic. The Delhi government stands firmly with them, offering support in their time of need. We express gratitude to all our Corona warriors who selflessly served the people without concern for their own lives.”