Insurance coverage claims of 176 deceased healthcare employees pending: Govt : The Tribune India

2020/10 06 14:10

New Delhi, October 6

The Well being Ministry on Tuesday stated insurance coverage declare of Rs 50 lakh every was paid to the kin of 95 frontline healthcare employees who succumbed to the coronavirus illness, whereas 176 claims have been nonetheless below course of.

Addressing a press briefing, Well being Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated: “In 95 circumstances of demise of healthcare employees throughout the nation, insurance coverage cash of Rs 50 lakh every has been paid. There are 176 claims that are being processed by the nodal insurance coverage firm. Out of those, 79 claims are but to be acquired from varied states.”

Following the pandemic, the central authorities had made a provision for insurance coverage cowl below the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Bundle for healthcare suppliers and group well being employees, who might need to be in direct contact and maintain COVID-19 sufferers and thus in danger.

The scheme additionally covers non-public hospital workers, retired volunteers, workers of city native our bodies, and contract, each day wagers, ad-hoc and outsourced workers requisitioned by state and central hospitals in addition to autonomous hospitals and many others.

The Indian Medical Affiliation has asserted that 515 docs — 492 males and 23 females — have died within the line of obligation whereas treating COVID-19 sufferers.  — IANS

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