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Great news for health workers fighting covid, insurance scheme extended for 180 days

PMGKP was launched on 30 March 2020 to offer complete private accident cowl of Rs 50 lakh to 22.12 lakh healthcare suppliers together with well being staff and personal well being staff who’re taking good care of COVID sufferers.

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The Central Authorities has prolonged the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Bundle (PMGKP), an insurance coverage scheme launched for well being staff preventing COVID-19, for a interval of 180 days with impact from April 19. The Union Ministry of Health and Household Welfare introduced this on Tuesday.

The Authorities has determined to increase this coverage, launched below the identify of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Bundle (PMGKP), to proceed offering a protecting cowl to the dependents of well being staff engaged within the care of COVID sufferers. On this regard, a letter has been issued to the Extra Chief Secretaries of all of the States and Union Territories, Principal Secretaries and Secretaries (Health) of the Health Division.

PMGKP was launched on 30 March 2020 to offer complete private accident cowl of Rs 50 lakh to 22.12 lakh healthcare suppliers together with group well being staff and personal well being staff who’re taking good care of COVID sufferers and Corona are in direct contact with.

Now it has been determined by the Central Authorities to increase the Prime Minister’s Garib Kalyan Bundle for 180 days i.e. 6 months. The ministry mentioned that for the reason that inception of the scheme, 1,905 claims of well being staff who died whereas being deployed for COVID-19 associated duties have been settled.


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