New Delhi, Apr 29 (ANI): The Delhi Government has announced a monetary compensation for the family of Rajender, who died of multiple organ failure after exposure to a radioactive metal.
Delhi Health Minister Kiran Walia stated this at a workshop hosted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Wednesday.
“Delhi Government will surely give compensation to the victim”s family. I have already spoken to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit about it. Most importantly, we haven”t even asked the patient admitted in Apollo Hospital to pay the expenses for his treatment,” said Kiran Walia.
Thirty-five year old Rajender, a worker in the Mayapuri scrap market, who was admitted at the AIIMS on April 13, died of multiple organ failure on April 26.
Four other radiation exposure patients are still in AIIMS.
Ten sources of Cobalt-60 had later been discovered in the Mayapuri scrap market.
Cobalt-60 is a radioactive isotope of cobalt, which is a hard, lustrous, grey metal. It is used in cancer therapy machines and other medical equipment. (ANI)