Asked states to make sure swift processing of frontline well being staff’ insurance coverage claims: Choubey


New Delhi, September 20

The Centre has, via plenty of letters, requested states and Union Territories to make sure swift processing of insurance coverage claims beneath the ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package’ to frontline well being staff preventing COVID-19, Rajya Sabha was knowledgeable on Sunday.

The ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19’ was introduced on March 30.

This central scheme supplies an insurance coverage cowl of Rs 50 lakh to healthcare suppliers, together with group well being staff, who could need to be in direct contact and care of COVID-19 sufferers and subsequently liable to being contaminated. It additionally consists of unintentional lack of life on account of contracting COVID-19.

Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey stated in a written reply that common video conferences have been held with states together with the representatives of the New India Assurance Co. Ltd to coordinate and expedite the submission of claims in order that the profit reaches the bereaved household in time.

All these efforts have resulted in streamlining the processing of claims, he stated.

Giving particulars of pending insurance coverage claims beneath the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package, Choubey stated the place of pending claims is dynamic.

As per the knowledge obtained from the insurance coverage firm the variety of claims pending as on September 17 is 220. Out of those, in 212 circumstances, full declare paperwork are to be submitted by the states and eight claims accepted by the insurance coverage firm are pending for the nominee particulars, he stated. PTI



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