Insurance scheme for frontline health workers extend for six months
Insurance Scheme for Frontline the central government should work in close coordination with
The states to ensure that the poor get the benefits of free food-grain without any issues, the statement quoting Mod.
Insurance scheme for frontline health workers has been extend for another six months, the government say on Friday after.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chair a meeting to review the functioning of different empower groups through video conference.
A statement said Modi has also ask officials to explore
How volunteers from civil society can be utilize to lessen the pressure on healthcare sector by being draft in non-specialize tasks.
As the government looks to further step up its response to fighting COVID-19.
Chair a meeting during which the working of the various empower groups was review.
These empower groups are looking into various aspects of COVID relief and helping people.
It was discuss in the meeting that NGOs could help to establish and maintain lines of communication between patients.
Their dependents & health care personnel
While ex-servicemen could be encouraged to handle call centers for communicating with people under home quarantine.
The central government should work in close coordination with the states to ensure that the poor get the benefits of free food-grain without any issues, the statement quoting Modi said.
Steps should be taken to expedite the settlement of pending insurance claims so that.
The dependents of the deceased are able to avail of benefits in time, the prime minister added.
The Empower Group on Economic and Welfare measures made a presentation to Modi on steps like an extension of.
The PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, under which over 80 crore people will get free ration for May and June.
It was note that portability enable due to ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ initiative has help benefit more people.
The Empowered Group on coordinating with the private sector.
NGOs & international organizations brief the prime minister on how the government is working in active partnership with private sector.
NGOs & international organizations
The scheme also covers private hospital staff/retired/volunteer/ local urban bodies/contract/daily wage/ ad-hoc/outsource.
Staff requisition by states/central hospitals/autonomous hospitals of central/states/union territories.
AIIMS and INIs/hospitals of central ministries drafted for COVID-19 related responsibilities.
The insurance provide under this scheme is over & above any other insurance cover being avail of by the beneficiary.
There is no age limit for this scheme & individual enrolment is not require.
The entire amount of premium for this scheme is being borne by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare government of India.
The benefit/claim under this policy is in addition to the amount payable under any other policies.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has collaborated with the New India Assurance (NIA) Company Limited for providing the insurance amount based on the guidelines prepared for the scheme.
The ₹50-lakh insurance cover ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19′ was announced on March 30 for a period of 90 days.
It was extend for a further period of 90 days up to September 25.
The scheme was further extend for another 180 days six months, the ministry had said on September 15.
This central sector scheme provides an insurance cover of ₹50 lakh to healthcare providers.
Including community health workers, who may have to be in direct contact and care of COVID-19 patients and therefore at a risk of being infect.
It also includes accidental loss of life on account of contracting COVID-19.