Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19

‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19’ is an insurance scheme launched on March 30 last year by the Central Government to provide a personal accident cover of Rs.50 lakh to all COVID-19 healthcare workers. It is being implemented through insurance policy from New India Assurance Company.

In order to remove delays in processing of the insurance claims and ease the overall process, the Centre announced that the claims under this scheme will certified and approved within a 48 hours. This new procedure will be implemented by states at the district collector level.

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