Safety Net For Covid Warriors

The PMGKP insurance policy claims of Covid warriors will continue to be settled till 24th April 2021

Safety Net For Covid Warriors
Safety Net For Covid Warriors
PTI - 19 April 2021

The Union Health Ministry on Monday announced that all claims of "Covid warriors" under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) will be settled till April 24, after which a fresh insurance policy will become effective.

"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 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.

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 lakh 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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