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10 months after Covid related death, TN corporation worker’s family get 25 lakh compensation

Chennai, March 11 (BPNS)

After Ramesh (50), a worker of Tiruchy corporation died due to Covid -19 on May 9,2021, his family conducted his creation without securing a Covid -19 death certificate.

This led to the doctors of the hospital refused to provide the Covid death certificate as the cremation was already over. The procedures turned intrinsic and the family of Ramesh went from pillar to post to get the compensation amount of Rs 25 lakh announced by the Tamil Nadu government to the employees who dies due to Covid -19 related illness.

However, even after knocking on several doors, the family was not able to secure the certificate and hence the compensation. Ramesh’s wife Nirmala and his brother-in-law Varatharajan met several officials but their efforts were in vain.

Varatharajan while speaking to BPNS said, “It was tough times and we were running around for getting his compensation as the family is in dire straits after the death of the breadwinner, and his family is entitled to the compensation as per government rules. However with doctors refusing to provide certificates, things were not working and after we approached media and reports came out, the government acted, and now the amount is sanctioned.”

He said that on February 21, 2022, the amount was sanctioned and the family received the cheque of Rs 25 lakhs from the Tamil Nadu government.

Ramesh’s wife Nirmala while speaking to BPNS said, “We were running from pillar to post to get the certificate, and finally we got the necessary papers thanks to the support of the media. After the news reports came, files moved faster and on February 21, 2022, we received the cheque for Rs 25 lakhs as compensation. I am thankful to the media in Tamil Nadu as well as the Tamil Nadu government for allowing a compensation amount to the families of those who die of Covid. “

She said that she can use the amount to provide good education to her children and said that she thanked the Tamil Nadu government for the support it provided as compensation amount.