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PM Insurance Scheme For Health Workers Fighting COVID-19 Extended

The scheme gives an insurance coverage cowl of Rs 50 lakhs to healthcare suppliers.

New Delhi:

The ”Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19”, which was introduced on March 30 this 12 months for a interval of 90 days, has been prolonged for an extra interval 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,” based on a authorities launch.

The scheme gives an insurance coverage cowl of Rs 50 lakhs to healthcare suppliers, together with group well being employees, who could need to be in direct contact and care of COVID-19 sufferers and due to this fact vulnerable to being contaminated. It additionally contains unintended lack 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,” learn the discharge.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has collaborated with the New India Assurance (NIA) Company Limited for offering the insurance coverage quantity primarily based on the rules ready for the scheme.

So far, a complete of 61 claims are processed and paid underneath the scheme.156 claims are underneath examination by New India Assurance (NIA) Company Limited, and in 67 instances claims varieties are but to be submitted by the States, the federal government mentioned.

The scheme additionally covers non-public hospital employees/ retired/volunteer/ native city our bodies/contract/every day wage/ ad-hoc/outsourced employees requisitioned by States/ Central hospitals/autonomous hospitals of Central/States/UTs, AIIMS & INIs/ hospitals of Central Ministries drafted for COVID-19 associated obligations.

The insurance coverage supplied underneath this scheme is over and above another insurance coverage cowl being availed of by the beneficiary. 

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