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Centre extends insurance scheme for frontline health workers for 6 months

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting to review the functioning of different empowered groups through video conference. A statement said Modi has also asked officials to explore how volunteers from civil society can be utilised to lessen the pressure on the healthcare sector by being drafted in non-specialized tasks, as the government looks to further step up its response to fighting COVID-19. The central government should work in close coordination with the states to ensure that the poor get the benefits of free food-grain without any issues, the statement quoting Modi said. The Empowered Group on coordinating with the private sector, NGOs and international organisations briefed the prime minister on how the government is working in active partnership with the private sector, NGOs and international organisations.

Source: BusinessToday

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