The Delhi government has decided to give compensation up to ₹5 lakh to families of COVID-19 patients who died due to lack of oxygen. The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has formed a committee of six doctors to prepare a framework for the compensation.
The committee will decide the framework based on which a maximum compensation of Rs 5 lakh will be given. It will have the right to examine any documents related to oxygen supply, stock, and storage from the hospital concerned.
"The committee would meet at least twice a week either physically or through VC at a fixed time. The committee will be empowered to seek any documents from the concerned hospitals, including records of oxygen supply, storage and stock position," an official said.
It will check the steps taken by the hospital for maintaining sufficient oxygen stock with respect to the patients admitted there, it added and will send its report to the principal secretary (Health), Delhi, on a weekly basis.