MoHFW issues measure to ensure safety of health workers to fight COVID-19

Apr 24, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Industry Specific Compliance

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on April 20, 2020, issues several measures to ensure safety of doctors and health professionals in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

The followings are the measures taken under:-

Human Resource:-

 Various cadres of personnel and volunteers across sectors and departments have been identified and respective roles have also been mapped.

 An empowered group has been set up at the National level for augmenting human resource and capacity building. 

 A SoP for allocation of residents and PG students and nursing students has been a part of hospital management of COVID-19.

Medical Safety:-

 The Department of Health Research or Indian Council for Medical Research has recommended the use of hydroxy-chloroquine for infection.

 The healthcare workers are also being tested for COVID-19, who examined a confirmed case without adequate protection.

 A high level multi-disciplinary team has been deputed to assist States in Cluster containment plan and ICU & ventilator management.


 MoHFW mandates timely payments for frontlines workers including those requisitioned from outside of government sector.

 Health professionals are being encouraged to practice stress management techniques.

 The training resources for medical and non-medical personnel on infection prevention and control, clinical management including ventilation, logistics etc. is being updated regularly. 

 The State Government and institutions are also being encouraged to conduct required training by mobilizing necessary resources.

Life Insurance Cover:-

 The insurance is free for the beneficiaries and premium has been paid by the Government for these beneficiaries.



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