COVID-19: FM announces Rs 50 lakh insurance cover for doctors, paramedic, healthcare workers

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on March 26 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. The FM further announced that under Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Ann Yojana, 80 crore poor people has been already allotted 5kg of rice/wheat per person, further 5 kg will be provided for free. "Additional 1kg pulse (acc to regional preference) will be given," FM announced