Indian Railways mulls health insurance cover for employees

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Indian Railways mulls medical insurance cowl for workers

The Railways on Wednesday mentioned it’s considering to widen the scope of medical remedy of its 13 lakh staff by offering them a medical insurance scheme. In a press release, the nationwide transporter mentioned it was already offering medical well being services to its staff and their dependant members of the family via ‘Railway Staff Liberalized Well being Scheme’ and ‘Central Authorities Well being Companies’.

“Indian Railways is now proposing to widen the scope of medical remedy of railway staff,” it mentioned.

Accordingly, a committee has been constituted to look at all points referring to a ‘Complete Well being Insurance coverage Scheme’ for railway employees with a view to supply an insurance coverage cowl towards monetary dangers throughout medical, emergencies and in any other case, the assertion mentioned.

“Indian Railways requested all normal managers of zonal railways and manufacturing models for his or her views/ideas on the aforesaid proposal,” it mentioned.

It could be famous that the Indian Railways has a series of 586 well being models, 45 sub-divisional hospitals, 56 divisional hospitals, eight manufacturing models hospitals and 16 zonal hospitals unfold everywhere in the nation with greater than 2500 posts of docs and over 35,000 paramedic employees.

Throughout the pandemic, the Railways devoted greater than 6,500 hospital beds, which is half the variety of beds from its 125 hospitals, to COVID-19 sufferers throughout the nation. 

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