GoI approves insurance scheme for health workers
March 29, 2020

The Central Government approved the launch of insurance scheme for health workers, who are fighting the COVID-19 outbreak, under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan package.

Under the scheme, GoI is to provide insurance, to a person who meets with an accident, that covers Rs.50 lakhs for 90 days to a total of around 22.12 lakh public healthcare providers including community health workers who are under the contact and care of COVID-19 patients.

The announcement came after the announcement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi'swho ordered a 21-day lockdown in the entire country to deal with the spread of the coronavirus.