Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has urged people to not discriminate against doctors, nurses and paramedics in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak. In his message, he said these people are at the front in the country’s war against coronavirus.
The Minister asked people to not break the morale of medical staff and health workers. He said it is a blot on society that doctors and nurses are being misbehaved with due to fear psychosis.
Meanwhile, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday 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.
There will be Rs 50 lakh medical insurance cover per person for frontline health workers, which would include sanitation staff, doctors, Asha workers, paramedics and nurse, she said.