health workers

The Madras High Court ruled that kin of health workers deceased during the pandemic and eligible for compensation cannot claim double payments, relying on both schemes provided by the state government and schemes provided by the central government.

The Court rejected a petition from the husband of a deceased nurse, who claimed compensation on the basis of the state government scheme while having already received compensation from the central government. The court clarified that he could get access to only one of the compensation schemes, not both. Otherwise, the court said, he would obtain a wrongful gain.

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