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With no earning hand, family of deceased Corona Warrior Dr Azizuddin urge govt for financial support

Dr Azizuddin and his 3 kids

By Musheera Ashraf, TwoCircles.net 

Rajasthan: The demise of Dr Azizuddin, a corona warrior from Rajasthan, has left his family in financial distress.

Dr Azizudin lost the battle to coronavirus on 16 July.

Survived by a wife and three kids, his family told TwoCircles.net that they are in financial distress and in need of government support.

“Everything is dismantled. I don’t know what to do now,” says Musauwar Rizwana, wife of Dr Azizuddin.

Rizwana, along with her four children, has been living at her parent’s house since her husband’s death.

Rizwana is worried about the future of her children.

“We haven’t got any support from the government yet,” she said.

Rizwana said that his husband Dr Azizuddin was very serious about the career of their children.

“I too want them to continue their studies,” she adds.

She has written a letter to the school administration of CMS, Mahanagar Lucknow regarding the relaxation in fees. “I want authorities to at least make education free for my daughters. I will anyhow manage for my son,” she said.

As per Rizwana, her husband Dr Azizuddin was feeling feverish on 23 June but was denied leave on 24 June because of work and he still went on duty.

On coming back from duty he found his health deteriorating and decided to get himself tested. After his positive report came, he was first admitted to Lok Bandhu hospital and was later shifted to KGMU after his condition deteriorated. Later on, he was taken to SGPGIMS.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has already announced a medical insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh crore for frontline warriors working in hospitals, labs, etc. There are approximately 22 lakh health workers who would be given an insurance cover to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. The people covered under this special insurance scheme would be safai karmacharis, ward-boys, nurses, ASHA workers, paramedics, technicians, doctors and specialists & other health workers.

But Dr Azizuddin’s wife who is B.Ed. and M.A is apprehensive about whether she will be able to provide a good education for her children. “Our kids are toppers in their respective classes. At least their educational needs should be satisfied by the government,” she said.

“I have written a letter to the CMO, Health Minister and even the Chief Minister but till now I haven’t received any kind of help,” Rizwana said.