₹ 25 lakh for a doctor who died of COVID

East Godavari Collector D. Muralidhar Reddy handed a check for 25 lakh on Wednesday to the family members of Kandikatla Roji, a home surgeon who died of COVID-19 on June 1 while undergoing medical treatment.

Dr. Roji worked as a family doctor at the Ashram Medical College in Eluru City, West Godavari District. She died in the same hospital after contracting COVID-19. She reportedly contracted the virus while treating COVID patients.

“The ex-gratia of ₹ 25 lakh was given to her family members from the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund,” said Mr. Muralidhar during the meeting at the Collectorate here.

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