The insurance scheme is a part of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, which targets Health Workers Fighting COVID-19. This scheme covers Government-insured healthcare professionals who are treating Covid-19 patients.
As per this scheme, families of healthcare professionals will get ₹50 lakh in case of accidental death while serving Covid-19 related duty. It covers almost 22 lakh health workers combating Covid-19. Here, the Ministry of Family and Welfare pays the premium of the Insurance Scheme.
Individuals eligible for this insurance scheme include Public healthcare providers. They are -
- Community health workers
- Private hospital staff
- Local urban bodies
- Daily wage
- Outsourced staff
The eligibility list includes other types of employees, such as -
- Safai karamcharis
- Ward boys
- ASHA workers
- Specialists and other health workers
Till now, you must have learnt about crucial PMGKY scheme details, eligibility, and relief package amount in detail.
Next, let’s learn about the registration, application and status checking process.