The “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19”, which was revealed on March 30 this year for a duration of 90 days, has actually been extended for an additional duration of 90 days.
” The “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19″ was revealed on 30 March 2020 for a duration of 90 days. This was extended for an additional duration of 90 days i.e. approximately 25th September 2020. The plan has actually now been extended for another 180 days i.e. 6 months,” according to a federal government release.
The plan supplies an insurance coverage cover of Rs 50 lakhs to doctor, consisting of neighborhood health employees, who might need to remain in direct contact and care of COVID-19 clients and for that reason at danger of being contaminated. It likewise consists of unexpected death on account of contracting COVID-19.
” There is no age limitation for this plan and specific enrolment is not needed. The whole quantity of premium for this plan is being borne by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The benefit/claim under this policy remains in addition to the quantity payable under any other policies,” checked out the release.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has actually worked together with the New India Assurance (NIA) Company Limited for offering the insurance coverage quantity based upon the standards gotten ready for the plan.
So far, an overall of 61 claims are processed and paid under the plan.156 claims are under evaluation by New India Assurance (NIA) Company Limited, and in 67 cases declares kinds are yet to be sent by the States, the federal government stated.
The plan likewise covers personal healthcare facility personnel/ retired/volunteer/ regional city bodies/contract/daily wage/ ad-hoc/outsourced personnel requisitioned by States/ Central hospitals/autonomous health centers of Central/States/UTs, AIIMS & INIs/ health centers of Central Ministries prepared for COVID-19 associated obligations.
The insurance coverage offered under this plan is over and above any other insurance coverage cover being get by the recipient.