Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori today said that as many as 332 dependents of Covid-19 victims have applied for the benefit of Ex-gratia amount worth Rs. 50,000 being given by the government.Chairing a meeting of Covid-19 death ascertaining committee (CDAC), the DC said that of these, financial assistant was already provided in a total of 104 cases while 76 files have been verified by the health officials. He mentioned that there was as many as 1496 cases in the district of which only 332 have applied for this benefit. He stated that the district administration has also approached the families of Covid-19 victims so that benefit of Ex-gratia amount could be delivered to all of them.Meanwhile, the DC directed the officials concerned to fast track the process of verification so that disbursal of monetary help could be ensured as early as possible. He directed that none of the eligible family should be left out of the ambit of benefit besides providing the monetary help to all after completing the requisite verification.
The Deputy Commissioner also instructed the officials to speed up the process so the compensation announced by the Punjab Government could be given to the dependent family members of those, who had lost their live due to coronavirus. He also urged the people to submit their applications for getting compensation in the office concerned. Application form and other relevant documents have already been uploaded on the website of Jalandhar administration i.e. www.jalandhar.nic.in and people can get these downloaded from the website to get the monetary help, said Thori adding that the application could be submitted in room no 106, First Floor, Deputy Commissioner Office, DAC, Jalandhar. He said that the staff had already been deputed in this room to facilitate the people.The Deputy Commissioner also said that people could call at COVID control room’s no 0181-2224417 for any information in this regard.Additional Deputy Commissioner (G) Amarjit Bains, Civil Surgeon Dr. Ranjit Singh, Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr. Varinder Kaur and others were also present on the occasion.