Rs 50 lakh Insurance for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19: Check out who is eligible
New Delhi: Following the announcement of Finance Minister Shri Nirmala Sitharaman of providing upto Rs 50 lakh insurance cover for all doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals fighting the battle of COVID-19 in India, the Union health ministry has now released the details of the scheme.
"The medical insurance scheme would include sanitation staff, doctors, Asha workers, paramedics and nurses. These professionals are not considering their own health risks and have been attending to Coronavirus patients," FM had announced.
As per the announcement made under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package, the competent authority has approved the launch of 'Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19' with the following conditions:
i. It will be a comprehensive personal accident cover of Rs. 50 lakh for ninety (90) days to a total of around 22.12 lakh public healthcare providers, including community health workers, who may have to be in direct contact and care of COVID-19 patients and who may be at risk of being impacted by this. It will also include accidental loss of life on account of contracting COVID-19
ii. On account of the unprecedented situation, private hospital staff/retired/volunteer/ local urban bodies/contract/daily wage/ ad-hoc/outsourced staff requisitioned by States/ Central hospitals/autonomous hospitals of Central/States/UTs, AIIMS & INIs/ hospitals of Central Ministries can also be drafted for COVID-19 related responsibilities. These cases will also be covered subject to numbers indicated by MoHFW;
iii. The scheme will be funded through the NDRF Budget operated by the Health Ministry for this purpose;
iv. Actual payment by the Insurance Company to the beneficiary will be under certification of the authorised Central/ State Government Officials; and
v. The insurance provided under this scheme would be over and above any other insurance cover being availed by the beneficiary.
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Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported about the announcement of this protection for doctors nurses and frontline workers