Govt announces Rs 50 lakh per person insurance cover for cor
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday announced a comprehensive package of Rs 1.7 lakh crore for the economy hit by a coronavirus. In her second address to the media within a week, Sitharaman announced Rs 50 lakh medical insurance cover per person for healthcare workers, sanitation workers, paramedics, doctors and nurses who are exposing themselves to the virus.

There will be Rs 50 lakh medical insurance cover per person for frontline health workers, which would include sanitation staff, doctors, Asha workers, paramedics, and nurse, she said. She said that the government is working so that those affected people, particularly the poor, will have to be reached out directly. Today's package will address those who need immediate help, she added.

Earlier this week, the Finance Minister had said a package is under works and will be announced soon. Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had constituted a task force headed by the Finance Minister to draft stimulus package to deal with coronavirus impact on the economy.
Source: https://www.businesstoday.in/current/economy-politics/healthcare-workers-sanitation-workers-paramadeics-doctors-nurses-to-receive-rs-50-lakh-insurance-cover-fm/story/399298.html
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