Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has once again reiterated its commitment to extend Financial Assistance of Rs.50 Lakh only to Spouse/ Next Of Kin (NOK) of persons who succumb to COVID-19 while in active line of duty and not found eligible for insurance coverage under the Guidelines “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package(PMGKP).
ACS Health & Family Welfare PK Mohapatra has issued notification in this regard here on 29 April.
Earlier, Government of Odisha in Health & Family Welfare Department have issued the Guidelines vide letter No. 171971H dated, 20.07.2020 read with Corrigendum No. 17941lH dated ,29.07 .2020 & the Guideline No. 22977lH dated, 08.10.2020 for providing Financial Assistance of Rs.50 Lakhs (Rupees Fifty Lakhs) only to Spouse/Next of Kin (NoK) of persons who succumb to COVID-19 while in active line of duty and are not found eligible for insurance coverage under the Guidelines “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP).
PMGKP is the Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19″ announced by Government of India vide heir D. O. No. Z-21 020 | 1 612020-PH dated, 30.03 .2020.
Keeping in view of the second surge of COVID-19, Government has been pleased to decide to continue with the earlier policy guideline and allow payment of financial assistance of Rs.50 lakhs to the Spouse/Next of Kin of any person drafted by Govt. or its agencies to perform COVID-19 related duties and succumb to it while in active line of duty as defined in Corrigendum No. 179411H dated,29.07.2020. Provided, he is not covered under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance Scheme (PMGKP) for Health Workers fighting COVID-19. 1.
All other terms & conditions as enumerated in the Guideline No. 171971H dated, 20.07.2020 read with Corrigendum No. 17941/H dated, 29.07.2020 & the Guideline No. 22977|H dated, 08.10.2020 shall remain unaltered.