Chandigarh: The Health & Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Wednesday provided Rs 50 lakhs with letter of gratitude to kin of Corona Warrior Multi-Purpose Health Worker (female) Late Paramjit Kaur under special health insurance cover scheme who was died in line of duty due to coronavirus.
Sidhu said that M.P.H.W Paramjit Kaur of village Lohgarh (Barnala) was a luminous and diligent officer of the health department. She was tested positive while performing her duty as the front line worker.
She was 52 years old and posted at Sub Centre Kalsan, CHC Sudhar in District Ludhiana and died on 29th July 2020 due to Covid-19.
He said that she would always be remembered as a true Corona Warrior for her services and the state will always remain indebted for her sacrifice.
The Health Minister assured the family that soon, all benefits such as a government job on compassionate ground to one family member and an ex-gratia would also be provided to the family.
Sidhu also appealed to the people of the state; if anyone has symptoms of coronavirus and anyone came in the contact of corona positive patient then it is pertinent to get them self tested without any delay.
He said that delay in testing caused the higher number of deaths in the state, especially of patients with co-morbidity. He said that people should have to give respect to the employees of the health department as they are working round the clock at high risk to stop the spread of Covid-19 among the populations.