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Delhi govt announces Rs 3 lakh ex-gratia for blasts dead

Source: PTI
October 29, 2005 23:31 IST
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The Delhi government Saturday night announced Rs 3 lakh as ex-gratia relief to the next of the kin of the people dead in the Delhi blasts and free treatment to all injured.

"Rs 3 lakh will be given as ex-gratia to next of the kin of every dead person, while those seriously injured will get Rs 50,000," Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit told reporters after visiting those injured in the serial blasts in Delhi that killed over 50 people.

The injured will be given free treatment at any government hospital.

"If the injured wish to be treated at a private hospital, the government will take care of the expenses," she said.

Meanwhile, official sources said the Union Health Ministry has set up a control room to ensure speedy treatment to those injured.

The control room can be reached at 011-23061302.

The sources said that Union Health Secretary P K Hota alongwith the Director General of Health Services S P Aggrawal visited all the hospitals and instructed the doctors to ensure speedy treatment.

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