Office of Chief Minister and Council of Minister of Province 1.
BIRATNAGAR: The Province no. 1 government has decided to provide an insurance coverage worth Rs. 5 million for health workers, security personnel, ambulance drivers and any staffer working at the local level in the current fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
In case of death of any such frontline worker, the next to kin will receive the insurance amount of Rs. 5 million.
The insurance also applies to any staff deputed by the provincial government in any government or private hospital for control, prevention and treatment of COVID-19. The decision was taken by the Council of Ministers of the Province today.
Furthermore, the health personnel currently mobilized in the fight against Coronavirus in the Province will receive incentive allowance, which would not duplicate the provision made by the central government, said the Chief Minister’s press advisor Dhruva Subedi.