Centre To Provide Fresh Insurance Cover To COVID-19 Warriors


Insurance cover of Rs 50 lakhs is provided under the PMKGP scheme. (Representational)

New Delhi:

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The Union Health Ministry on Monday announced that all claims of “COVID warriors” under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package will be settled till April 24 after which a fresh insurance policy for them will become effective.

In a tweet, the ministry said that a new dispensation will be provided to cover the “corona warriors”. For this, the ministry is in talks with the New India Assurance, it said.

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“Two hundred and eight seven claims have been paid by the insurance company so far. The scheme has played a crucial psychological role in boosting the morale of the health workers fighting COVID-19,” the ministry said in a statement.

“The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) insurance policy claims of COVID warriors will continue to be settled till 24th April, 2021, thereafter a fresh insurance policy for COVID warriors will become effective,” it said.

The PMGKP was announced on March last year, and was extended thrice till April 24, the ministry said.

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It was launched to provide a safety net to the health workers to ensure that in case of any adversity due to COVID-19, their families are taken care of.

Insurance cover of Rs 50 lakhs is provided under the PMKGP scheme.

This has provided a safety net to the dependents of the coronavirus warriors who lost their lives to the disease. 



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