Over 250,000 insurance policies handed out to medical staff
The government, the Office of Insurance Commission and insurance companies have together provided 250,120 insurance policies to medical staff working closely with Covid-19 patients.
Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said the government is deeply concerned over medical staff nationwide who risk getting infected as they treat Covid-19 patients.
“Of the total insurance policies, 223,872 have been provided to medical staff under the Public Health Ministry and 26,248 went to those who are not under the ministry, like staff belonging to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Bhumibol Hospital, the Royal Thai Police, the Royal Thai Navy and the Royal Thai Army Medical Department,” he explained.
“Meanwhile, the Public Health Ministry has provided medical supplies to support staff operations and medical treatment to those who had been infected,” he said.
Anutin said insurance policies would cover cases of infection until death due to Covid-19, with a maximum premium of THB1 million per person.
He thanked medical staff for working hard during this Covid-19 crisis.
“The Public Health Ministry is ready to support medical staff in all aspects in a bid to boost their morale and combat the virus safely,” he added.