Second phase of “Viru Abhiman” insurance scheme launched

Second phase of “Viru Abhiman” insurance scheme launched

Second phase of “Viru Abhiman” insurance scheme launched

Written by Staff Writer

22 Dec, 2020 | 9:04 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): The second phase of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation’s “Viru Abhiman” insurance scheme for state sector employees involved in combatting COVID-19 was launched on Tuesday.

The scheme aims at providing financial cover for health care employees, health ministry officials, tri-forces, police and other state officials.

Under the insurance scheme, Rs 100,000 would be paid as compensation for the loss of life due to COVID-19, and Rs 1000 in the case of hospitalization.

An allowance of Rs 2000 will also be paid for intensive care treatment running across a maximum of 90 days.

An insurance certificate was handed over to the President by the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Chairman Jagath Wellawatta to mark the second phase of the programme.

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