Imphal: Government of India has announced Insurance Scheme for health workers fighting COVID-19 under the Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme of Rs 50 lakh.
The insurance is available for loss of life due to COVID-19 and accidental death on account of COVID-19 related duty.
This insurance scheme covers public healthcare providers including 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.
Private hospital staff and retired/volunteer/local urban bodies/contracted/daily wage/ad-hoc/outsourced staff requisitioned by states or central
hospitals/autonomous hospitals of central/states/UTs, AIIMS and INIS/hospital of central ministries can also be drafted for COVID-19 related responsibilities.
For further clarifications one can contact Director of Health Services, Manipur, an office memorandum of the State Health Department said.