War against corona: There is big news for the health workers fighting the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) has been extended till 24 April 2021. This scheme was started in March 2020. Its purpose is to provide protection to Corona Health Works. So that after the death of Corona Warriors, their family can be taken care of.
Insurance cover up to 50 lakh
Under this scheme, health workers get an insurance cover of up to Rs 50 lakh. This gave a lot of protection to the families of such Corona Warriors who died due to COVID-19. Insurance companies have so far settled 287 claims under the PMKGP scheme.
Claim settlement now until 24 April
This scheme has greatly boosted the morale of the health workers fighting against COVID19. Now insurance companies will settle the claims made under PMGKP by 24 April 2021. At the same time, after this order, the ministry is in talks with the insurance company New India Assurance regarding the new dispensation of Corona Warriors.
More risk to health works
This scheme provides insurance cover to healthcare providers including community health workers. Those who have to directly contact and take care of COVID-19 patients. Therefore, they are at a higher risk of getting infected.
These are included in PMGKP
The benefit of this insurance cover is being given to doctors, nurses, medical assistants, sanitation workers, and some other people working in hospitals under the central and state governments. This includes private hospital staff and many other employees.
This insurance cover is over and above the benefits of all other insurance covers from HealthWorks. There is no age limit for this scheme and no personal nomination is required. The premium is paid by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.