Even as the second wave of covid-19 is consuming precious human lives in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has made a good beginning by promising life long pensions, scholarships and other financial support to such families.
The fatalities because of the covid-19 infection have increased sharply and on an average 50 people are consumed by this deadly virus every day.
As a first step JK government has directed all the Deputy Commissioners of Jammu and Kashmir to issue death certificates to the kin of covid victims so that they can avail the benefits announced by the government.
Recently in a series of tweets Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha has said that all those senior citizens who have lost the only earning member of the family will be provided a special pension for life while children, who have lost their parents to this calamity, will be provided with special scholarships.
“Our top-most priority is to defeat this pandemic with people’s participation. I urge all of you to follow Covid-appropriate behavior and get vaccinated. We will soon prevail together over this pandemic,” Sinha further said.
Such acts of the government will at least make the life of such families less tragic as many of them have no financial support now to carry on their lives.