Family members of COVID patients who die by suicide entitled to ex-gratia compensation: Centre to Supreme Court

The Central government had earlier informed the Supreme Court that it has recommended a compensation of ₹50,000 for the family members of every person who succumbed to COVID-19.

The Central government has informed the Supreme Court that family members of people who die by suicide within 30 days from being diagnosed as COVID-19 positivem are also entitled to ex-gratia compensation to be paid out of the State Disaster Relief Funds.

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