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Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs haired a meeting to review the implementation of Insurance Scheme for Health workers fighting COVID-19 announced under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP).
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP)
- Insurance scheme for health workers fighting COVID-19 in Government Hospitals and Health Care Centres.
- Safai karamcharis, ward-boys, nurses, ASHA workers, paramedics, technicians, doctors and specialists and other health workers would be covered by a Special insurance Scheme.
- Any health professional, who while treating Covid-19 patients, meet with some accident, then he/she would be compensated with an amount of Rs 50 lakh under the scheme.
- All government health centres, wellness centres and hospitals of Centre as well as States would be covered under this scheme approximately 22 lakh health workers would be provided insurance cover to fight this pandemic.