Rs two lakh compensation to radiation exposure victim`s widow

Delhi Government on Friday handed over a compensation of Rs two lakh to the widow of a man who died following exposure to a radioactive material at a scrapyard in the national capital.

Last Updated: May 07, 2010, 21:39 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi Government on Friday handed over
a compensation of Rs two lakh to the widow of a man who died
following exposure to a radioactive material at a scrapyard in
the national capital.
A cheque of Rs two lakh was handed over to Nandini Devi,
the widow of Rajender Kumar, who died of multi-organ failure
after radiation exposure last month at Mayapuri scarpyard.

Health Minister Kiran Walia said the government will also
provide widow pension to Nandini so that she can take care of
her children.

She said government would also explore possibility of
providing a contractual employment to next kin of Kumar in any
of the government hospitals.
Rajender, 35, a worker at a shop in Mayapuri scrap
market, had died on April 26 at the All India Institute of
Medical Sciences.

He was among 10 people who fell ill earlier this month
after coming in contact with a radioactive material which was
later identified as Cobalt-60.

PTI