Centre extends insurance scheme for health workers

The Central government’s insurance scheme for health workers fighting Covid-19 has been extended for another period of 180 days.

“The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP): Insurance scheme for Healthcare Workers Fighting Covid-19 has been extended for a further period of 180 days from 19th April, 2022. It has been decided to extend the policy so as to continue to provide the safety net to the dependents of health workers who are deputed to take care of Covid-19 patients,” the government said in an order.

The PMGKP was launched on March 30, 2020 to provide comprehensive personal accident cover of Rs 50 Lakh to 22.12 lakh healthcare providers, including community health workers and private health workers, who may have been in direct contact and care of Covid-19 patients and may be at risk.

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