New Delhi, March 26 -- Doctors, nurses, paramedics, technicians, and other health care professionals involved in the care of Covid-19 patients will get a special insurance cover of Rs.50 lakh, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on Thursday.

"We want to attend to the front-line warriors first, not forgetting the risks that they are putting themselves in by dealing with patients affected with coronavirus. For them, we are providing an insurance cover. In the three months that they are exposing themselves to this virus - hopefully, by then this will be contained - we shall be providing Rs.50 lakhs to each person as medical insurance cover in case they need it," said Sitharaman.

"Any health professional who while treating Cov...