Kohima, May 11 (NEx): The Government of Nagaland through the office of the Health and Family Welfare Department on Tuesday notified about the renewal of the Insurance scheme for the Health Workers fighting COVID-19 pandemic under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package and additional compensation by the State Government.
The Principal Secretary to the Government of Nagaland, Amardeep S Bhatia notified that the Government of India has renewed the Insurance scheme for the Health Workers fighting COVID-19 under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package from April 24, 2021 for a period of 180 days.
The Insurance scheme provides a comprehensive insurance coverage for Health Workers fighting COVID-19 in Government Hospitals, Health Care Centres as well as Private Hospitals, whereby any health care worker who, while treating COVID-19 patients meets with some accident, will be compensated with an amount of Rs. 50 lakh, stated the notification from Principle Secretary.
‘The Government of Nagaland would provide an additional amount of Rs. 10 lakh as compensation for all such workers covered under the said scheme,’ he added.