For doctors infected in line of duty, include treatment expense in Health Insurance Scheme: FORDA tells Health Minister
New Delhi: The Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA), India has recently submitted a letter to the Health Minister seeking financial assistance for doctors who contracted Covid-19 in the line of duty, by including treatment expenses in the Health Insurance Scheme.
The association highlighted that though financial help is provided to the family of deceased COVID warriors who succumbed to COVID, doctors battling COVID in hospitals do not receive any financial assistance.
Having said that, the association has urged the government to provide financial assistance to infected doctors by including treatment expenses in the Health Insurance Scheme. It also demanded cashless treatment facilities for infected doctors admitted in government as well as private hospitals.