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Families of people who commit suicide within 30 days of getting infected will get ex-gratia, Central Government announced

The government clarified that the death that occurs within 30 days after the Kovid-19 test is done or the infection is confirmed will be considered as a death due to the epidemic.

The coronavirus center told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the kin of people who commit suicide within 30 days of being confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus would be entitled to an ex-gratia of Rs 50,000 as per the guidelines. The government clarified that a death occurring within 30 days after a Kovid-19 test or confirmation of infection will be treated as an epidemic death, even if the death occurred outside the hospital.Also Read – Health Ministry issues advisory for ‘vaccination at home’, first dose of corona vaccine given to 62 crore people

A bench of Justice MR Shah and Justice AS Bopanna was informed by the Center that a patient of Kovid-19, hospitalized, and who was admitted for more than 30 days but died, was caused by Kovid-19. Death will be considered. Also Read – Coronavirus cases In India: 31,923 people were infected due to corona infection in 1 day, 282 people died

The affidavit filed by the Center said, “It is requested that suitable directions may be issued by this Court in this regard, through which persons committing suicide within 30 days of the test report of COVID 19 coming positive.” The family members will be entitled to get financial assistance under the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) as per the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Indian Council of Medical Research. In this regard, on September 11, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had issued guidelines under section 12(3) of the Disaster Management Act. Also Read – Big Claim – Narendra Giri’s handwriting is not in suicide note, Mahamandaleshwar’s murder is indicated

The top court is hearing the petitions of advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal and some people who lost their families to Kovid-19. The families of the deceased are represented by advocate Sumir Sodhi. Through petitions, ex-gratia money has been demanded for the kin of those who died of the epidemic.

The government said that cases of COVID-19, which have not been resolved and where people died in hospital or at home, and where a medical certificate has been issued by the concerned authority to state the cause of death, will be treated as COVID-19. Death will be considered.

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