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PMGKP Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Extended For Another 180 Days

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Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package

The Central government extended the duration of “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP)”, an insurance scheme for health care workers fighting COVID-19, for a further period of 180 days

  • As the current term of the policy is ending on 20.10.2021, it has been further extended for 180 days from 21.10.2021.
  • Until now, 1351 claims have been paid under the scheme. This scheme meant relief plans to help in the survival of the deadly situation of the country.
  • ObjectiveIt was launched to provide comprehensive personal accident cover of Rs. 50 Lakh to 22.12 lakh health care providers.


i.This is an economic relief package of Rs.1,70,000 crore for the poor population and migrant workers, outlined to cover 80 crores of the rural population of the country.

ii.The relief package includes food and components, which are divided into eight sections of the society inclusive of pensioners, women, and the disabled, poor families.

iii.The central government has claimed to distribute rice and wheat-based on each individual, in addition to the already existing rice distribution.

Eligibility for the scheme 

  • 100 workers who earn less than INR 15,000 per month.


  • Under this scheme, five kilograms of free wheat is provided to 80 crore people, along with one kilogram of chana per family covering 2/3 of the population (80 crore people) and 22 lakh health workers.
  • Rs.50,000 crore has been spent on providing employment opportunities to the poor.
  • Maintenance cleaners, ward boys, nurses, ASHA workers, paramedics, technicians, doctors, specialists, and other health-associated workers would be provided with a coverage of Rs. 50 lakhs.
  • 20.40 crore PMJDY women account-holders would be given an extra of Rs. 500 each month. Along with that, 3 crore widows and people in the Divyang category will be provided with Rs.1000 for 3 months.
  • Under this Yojana eight crore poor families will be supplied with gas cylinders free of cost.

About Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP)

Launched on: March, 2020

Launched by : Nirmala Sitharaman.