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Government Extends Insurance Scheme For Covid-19 Health Workers For 6 Months

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New Delhi: The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Bundle (PMGKP), which is an insurance coverage scheme for healthcare employees preventing Covid-19 pandemic has been prolonged by the federal government. 

In accordance with the assertion launched by the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare Tuesday, the insurance coverage scheme has been prolonged for a interval of 180 days (6 months), from  April 19.

 “It has been determined to increase the coverage in order to proceed to supply the security internet to the dependents of well being employees who’re deputed to maintain COVID-19 sufferers,” learn the official assertion of the ministry.

“A letter dt. nineteenth April 2022 to this impact has been issued to the Extra Chief Secretaries (Well being)/Principal Secretaries (Well being)/ Secretaries (Well being) of all States/UTs for giving vast publicity amongst the well being employees of their respective States/UTs, the assertion additional learn.

After Covid-19 pandemic hit the world in early 2019, healthcare employees had been on the highest danger of testing optimistic for the virus. Maintaining this in thoughts the federal government on March 30, 2020 determined to supply complete private accident cowl of Rs 50 Lakh to 22.12 lakh to the employees.

The scheme additionally coated neighborhood well being suppliers and personal well being employees who might have been in direct contact and care of Covid-19 sufferers.

In the meantime, 1,247 contemporary Covid circumstances had been reported within the nation within the final 24 hours, based on the Union Well being Ministry knowledge launched Tuesday. It’s a respectable drop from over 2,000 circumstances confirmed on Sunday.

With this the overall tally of Covid-19 circumstances rose to 4,30,45,527, whereas the lively circumstances elevated to 11,860.

The lively circumstances comprise 0.03 per cent of the overall infections, whereas the nationwide Covid-19 restoration fee remained at 98.76 per cent, the ministry stated.

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