‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) Insurance Scheme For Health Workers Fighting COVID-19’:
The Union Government has extended the ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19’ for one year
- This will continue to provide the safety net to the dependents of health workers, who are deputed to take care of COVID-19 patients.
- The scheme is being implemented through an Insurance policy from the New India Assurance Company (NIACL).
- The scheme was initially launched w.e.f. 30.03.2020 initially for a period of 90 days. The insurance policy has been extended twice so far.
- It aims to provide comprehensive personal accident cover of Rs. 50 lakh to all healthcare providers, including community health workers and private health workers drafted by the government for the care of Covid-19 patients and for those who may have come in direct contact with COVID-19 patients and were at risk of being impacted by it.