Stick to Rs 4 lakh compensation commitment to Covid victims' families: Former CM O Ibobi to Biren-led government
Ibobi, who is also the state CLP leader, said a representation has been submitted to the chief minister regarding compensation to families of Covid victims.
Updated on 28 Nov 2021, 9:29 pm
Former Manipur chief minister O Ibobi Singh (centre)
Former Manipur chief minister O Ibobi on Saturday urged the BJP-led government to stick to the order of providing compensation of Rs 4 lakh to next kin of deceased COVID-19 victims.
Speaking to the media, Ibobi, who is also the state CLP leader, said a representation has been submitted to the chief minister in the matter.
Ibobi said that in March 2020, the Home Affairs Ministry had issued an order for giving a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the families of persons who had succumbed to COVID-19. However, the Central government in an affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court in September this year, mentioned giving only Rs 50,000 to the kin of Covid victims, he added.
Many succumbed to Covid-19 after spending a huge amount of savings during their treatment at private hospitals, he pointed out.
Ibobi also alleged that the state government failed to give clear data on the number of Covid deaths in private and government hospitals.
Considering the grievances of the families with Covid deaths, he drew the attention of both the state and Central governments to provide the compensation amount of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of Covid victims.