New Delhi: The Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare on Tuesday (September 15, 2020) prolonged the ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Bundle Insurance coverage Scheme’ for well being employees combating COVID-19 for one more 180 days.
The scheme was introduced on March 30, 2020, for a interval of 90 days and was additional prolonged for 90 days as much as September 25.
This Central Sector Scheme offers an insurance coverage cowl of Rs 50 lakh to healthcare suppliers, together with neighborhood well being employees, who could must be in direct contact and care of COVID-19 sufferers and due to this fact liable to being contaminated.
It additionally consists of unintended lack of life on account of contracting coronavirus.
The scheme additionally covers non-public hospital workers, retired, volunteer, native city our bodies, contract, daily-wage, ad-hoc, outsourced workers requisitioned by States or Central hospitals and autonomous hospitals of central, states, UTs, AIIMS and INI hospitals of Central Ministries drafted for COVID-19 associated tasks.
The insurance coverage supplied underneath this scheme is over and above some other insurance coverage cowl being availed of by the beneficiary.
Notably, there isn’t a age restrict for this scheme and particular person enrolment is just not required. All the quantity of premium for this scheme is being borne by the Union Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare.
The profit or declare underneath this coverage is along with the quantity payable underneath some other insurance policies.
As per a report, the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare has collaborated with the New India Assurance (NIA) Firm Restricted for offering the insurance coverage quantity based mostly on the rules ready for the scheme.
Until date, a complete of 61 claims have been processed and paid underneath the scheme, whereas, 156 claims are underneath examination by NIA and in 67 circumstances claims, kinds are but to be submitted by the States.
In the meantime, coronavirus cases across India have increased to 49.30 lakh as 83,809 new cases have been reported on Monday. The nation now has 9,90,061 lively circumstances, whereas 38,59,400 folks have recovered up to now.
The loss of life toll has additionally jumped to 80,776 as 1,054 folks succumbed to the virus on Monday.