Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that his government will pay an honorary amount of Rs 1 crore to the family of Dr Aseem Gupta, who lost his life due to COVID-19.
"Dr Aseem Gupta, an anesthesia specialist in LNJP hospital in Delhi, succumbed to Covid on June 28. He was known for going out of his way to serve his patients. We have lost a very valuable fighter. Delhi salutes his spirit and sacrifice. I just spoke to his wife and offered my condolences and support," Kejriwal said in a statement.
In a press briefing, Kejriwal said, "On June 3 he contacted corona and was admitted to hospital. Subsequently, he died. His wife, who is also a doctor, was also infected with coronavirus, and now she is cured of the virus. "
"We pray for the soul of Dr Aseem Gupta. Delhi government will give an honorary amount of Rs 1 crore to his family. His life can never be priced; it is just a small amount to be given by people of Delhi and the country to his family," he said.
"Dr. Gupta is an inspiration for us, and the people of Delhi and the people of the entire country salute him for his spirit and his sacrifice. There is no value attached to anyone's life, people like him smile along the way of sacrificing their lives in serving the people and the country, but this compensation is a small tribute to him on behalf of the people of Delhi and the country," the CM added.
Dr Gupta passed away at Max Hospital in Saket on June 28.