PRADHAN MANTRI GARIB KALYAN PACKAGE: AN INSURANCE SCHEME FOR HEALTH WORKERS
The Government of India has decided to provide an Insurance Scheme Cover of Rs. 50 lakh for 22.12 lakh Public Health Care Providers including Community Health Workers who may come into direct contact of COVID-19 patients and who may be at risk of being impacted by this.
This Insurance Scheme named, ‘PRADHAN MANTRI GARIB KALYAN PACKAGE’ has come into effect from 30.03.2020 for 90 days. New India Assurance Company Limited is providing this Insurance Cover. Private Hospital staff/volunteers/ local urban bodies/ daily wage/ad-hoc/outsourced/contractual/retired employees/staff requisitioned by the States or Central Hospitals or Autonomous Hospitals of Central, State or Union Territories, AIIMS & INIs/ Hospitals of Central Ministries will be covered under this scheme.
Meanwhile, doctors and other medical staff of Metro Railway are on high alert to deal with COVID-19 if situation arises.