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Insurance cover for health staff extended : The Tribune India

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Tribune News Service

Shimla, May 15

The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme for health workers has been extended for 180 days, a spokesperson for the Health Department said here today.

The scheme was launched on March 30, 2020, to look after the families of health workers in case of any adversity due to Covid.

Under the scheme, a personal accident cover of Rs 50 lakh is provided to 22.12 lakh healthcare providers across the country. They include community and private health workers deployed on Covid duty, who are at high risk of infection. The scheme was being implemented through New India Assurance Company.

The spokesperson said earlier the scheme was effective up to April 4, 2021, but now the cover had been revived for 180 days.

The state government has nominated the Director, Health Services, Himachal Pradesh, as the nodal officer for filing the claims under the scheme.



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