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Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP): Insurance Scheme for Health Care Workers Fighting COVID-19 has been extended for 180 days with effect from October 21,2021.So far, 1,351 claims have been paid under the scheme.
About Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme for health workers Fighting Covid-19
Launched by: It is a Central Sector Scheme launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 2020.
Aim: To provide comprehensive personal accident insurance cover of Rs. 50 lakh to all healthcare providers who
-Lost their lives due to Covid-19
-Accidental death on account of COVID-19 related duty.
Coverage of the Scheme
-All government health centres, wellness centres and hospitals of Centre as well as States,
-Private hospital staff and retired/volunteer/local urban bodies/contracted/daily wage workers,
-Safai karamcharis, ward-boys, nurses, ASHA workers and other health workers.
Implementation: The scheme is being implemented through an Insurance policy from the New India Assurance Company(NIACL).
Certification Procedure: The District Collector in each case will be certifying that the claim is in accordance with SoP of the Scheme. On the basis of this certificate of the Collector, the Insurance Company will approve and settle the claims within a period of 48 hours.
Source: This post is based on the article “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance Scheme for Health Workers fighting COVID-19 extended for a further period of 180 days” published in PIB on 21st October 2021.