Government has approved Insurance Scheme announced under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package for health workers who are fighting to contain COVID-19.
The scheme will provide an insurance cover of 50 lakh rupees for ninety days to around 22.12 lakh public healthcare providers.
They include 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.
The scheme will also include accidental loss of life on account of contracting COVID-19.
The insurance provided under this scheme will be over and above any other insurance cover being availed by the beneficiary.
Source : PIB