The ”Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package deal Insurance coverage Scheme for Well being Employees Preventing COVID-19”, which was introduced on March 30 this yr for a interval of 90 days, has been prolonged for an extra interval of 90 days.
“The ”Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package deal Insurance coverage Scheme for Well being Employees Preventing COVID-19” was introduced on 30 March 2020 for a interval of 90 days. This was prolonged for an extra interval of 90 days i.e. as much as twenty fifth September 2020. The scheme has now been prolonged for an additional 180 days i.e. 6 months,” based on a authorities launch.
The scheme offers an insurance coverage cowl of Rs 50 lakhs to healthcare suppliers, together with group well being staff, who might need to be in direct contact and care of COVID-19 sufferers and subsequently prone to being contaminated. It additionally consists of unintended lack of life on account of contracting COVID-19.
“There is no such thing as a age restrict for this scheme and particular person enrolment is just not required. Your entire quantity of premium for this scheme is being borne by the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare, Authorities of India. The profit/declare underneath this coverage is along with the quantity payable underneath every other insurance policies,” learn the discharge.
The Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare has collaborated with the New India Assurance (NIA) Firm Restricted for offering the insurance coverage quantity based mostly on the rules ready for the scheme.
Up to now, a complete of 61 claims are processed and paid underneath the scheme.156 claims are underneath examination by New India Assurance (NIA) Firm Restricted, and in 67 circumstances claims types are but to be submitted by the States, the federal government stated.
The scheme additionally covers non-public hospital workers/ retired/volunteer/ native city our bodies/contract/each day wage/ ad-hoc/outsourced workers requisitioned by States/ Central hospitals/autonomous hospitals of Central/States/UTs, AIIMS & INIs/ hospitals of Central Ministries drafted for COVID-19 associated tasks.
The insurance coverage offered underneath this scheme is over and above every other insurance coverage cowl being availed of by the beneficiary.