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Arvind Kejriwal hands over Rs 1 cr compensation to kin of Delhi doctor who died battling COVID-19

News Agencies | Updated on: 3 July 2020, 16:26 IST

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday visited the family of LNJP Hospital's Dr Aseem Gupta, who passed away due to COVID-19.

The Chief Minister handed over a compensation amount of Rs 1 crore to his family.


The doctor, a consultant anaesthesiologist died at Saket's Max Hospital, a dedicated COVID-19 private facility.

"He was a frontline anaesthesia specialist who contracted COVID-19 infection while on duty. He tested positive on June 6, when he had mild symptoms and was shifted to a quarantine facility. His symptoms aggravated on June 7 and he was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of the LNJP Hospital," the LNJP Hospital had said in a statement.

He was shifted to Max Hospital, Saket on June 8 on his request, it said.

The doctor was battling the disease for the last two weeks at Max Hospital, where he succumbed to the illness on Sunday, the statement said. 

-ANI

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First published: 3 July 2020, 16:26 IST
 
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