Under a scheme launched by the Kejriwal government to honor COVID warriors, Education Minister Ms. Atishi on Saturday handed out a sum of Rs 1 crore to the family of the late COVID warrior Shri Madan Lal. He was a civil defense volunteer in the Revenue Department of the Delhi government and was stationed at a vaccination center during the COVID-19 pandemic where he had contracted the virus while serving people. He sacrificed his life in the line of duty. The Kejriwal government has awarded his family a sum of Rs 1 crore for his sacrifice as a COVID warrior.
While handing over the cheque to the family, Education Minister Ms. Atishi said, “The COVID warriors worked with dedication and without worrying about their own lives during the pandemic, and ensured the safety of citizens. The country salutes these brave COVID warriors for their sacrifices. We promise that we will never forget the courage and sacrifice of these COVID warriors, and the Delhi government will always stand by their families in every situation.”
She added that CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal’s government will always stand with the families of COVID warriors. This scheme for families of COVID warriors will give confidence to these families that the government and society will always stand with them. The Delhi government salutes the dedication of the COVID warriors. Certainly, the loss of the families of deceased COVID warriors cannot be compensated by this amount, but it will certainly be a means for their families to lead a respectable life.
It is to be noted that Shri Madan Lal was working as a Civil Defense volunteer at the vaccination center of Begumpur Dispensary. While ensuring the implementation of coronavirus safety and vaccination protocols, he had contracted the virus. A week later, he passed away. The Kejriwal government has given a tribute amount of Rs 1 crore to the family of late COVID warrior Shri Madan Lal for his contribution in the fight against COVID.