Vijayapura: Criticizing the Central Government for withdrawing life insurance cover of Rs. 50 lakhs announced for health workers if they die while discharging their duties, H. T. Mallikarjun district president of All India United Trade Union Centre has said that the government has backstabbed the health workers.
In a press release issued on March 24, the government had published an order stating that insurance cover ends for the health workers.
Stating that health workers need insurance cover mainly when the cases of Covid are exponentially high due to the second wave, he said that health workers are facing more life threat from the virus, in such a situation, the government has withdrawn the insurance cover.
He said that it is disheartening that the government has no concern for the families of health workers who are putting their lives on risk to save Covid infected persons.
Taking a jibe at the centre, he said that the government shows only symbolic and hollow care for health workers by asking people to clap or beat the plates, but when it comes to doing a real job, the Government hides itself.
He demanded the government to immediately resume the service and start bringing all the health workers under the insurance cover.