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Sep 16 2020


PM Insurance Scheme For Health Workers Fighting COVID-19 Extended

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

The ''Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19'', which was announced on March 30 this year for a period of 90 days, has been extended for a further period of 90 days.
"The ''Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19'' was announced on 30 March 2020 for a period of 90 days. This was extended for a further period of 90 days i.e. up to 25th September 2020. The scheme has now been extended for another 180 days i.e. 6 months," according to a government release.

 

 

 

 

The scheme provides an insurance cover of ₹ 50 lakhs to healthcare providers, including community health workers, who may have to be in direct contact and care of COVID-19 patients and therefore at risk of being infected. It also includes accidental loss of life on account of contracting COVID-19."There is no age limit for this scheme and individual enrolment is not required. The entire amount of premium for this scheme is being borne by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The benefit/claim under this policy is in addition to the amount payable under any other policies," read the release.

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