Weekly Current Affairs: April week-2 - PradhanMantriGaribKalyan Package: Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19

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    9th Apr, 2020
  • As per the announcement made under the PradhanMantriGaribKalyan Package, the launch of ‘PradhanMantriGaribKalyan Package: Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19’ has been approved with the following conditions:

    • It will provide an insurance 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.
  • These cases will also be covered subject to numbers indicated by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
  • The insurance provided under this scheme would be over and above any other insurance cover being availed of by the beneficiary.

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