GoN to provide additional Rs 10 lakh as compensation for health workers

Kohima, May 11 (MExN): The Government of Nagaland (GoN) on Tuesday announced that it would provide an additional amount of Rs 10 lakh as a compensation for all health workers covered under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package scheme.

Earlier, the Government of India had renewed the insurance scheme for the health workers fighting COVID-19 under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package with effect from April 24, 2021 for a period of 180 days. The Insurance scheme provides for 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.

In this regard, the Nagaland government announced an additional amount of Rs 10 lakh as compensation for all such workers covered under the said scheme. 

 


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