Insurance scheme for health workers fighting COVID-19

It will provide an insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh for 90 days to a total of around 22.12 lakh public healthcare providers

Insurance scheme, COVID-19, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Central hospitals, Autonomous hospitals

As per the announcement made under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package, the launch of ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19’ has been approved with the following conditions:

       i.            It will provide an insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh for 90 days to a total of around 22.12 lakh public healthcare providers, including community health workers, who may have to be in direct contact and care of COVID-19 patients and who may be at risk of being impacted by this. It will also include accidental loss of life on account of contracting COVID-19;

    ii.            On account of the unprecedented situation, private hospital staff/ retired/volunteer/ local urban bodies/contract/daily wage/ ad-hoc/outsourced staff requisitioned by States/ Central hospitals/autonomous hospitals of Central/States/UTs, AIIMS & INIs/ hospitals of Central Ministries can also be drafted for  COVID-19 related responsibilities. These cases will also be covered subject to numbers indicated by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare;

iii.            The insurance provided under this scheme would be over and above any other insurance cover being availed of by the beneficiary.

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