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Madurai MP urges Union minister to renew health cover for Covid-19 warriors

IndiaTimes Tuesday, 20 April 2021 ()
Madurai MP Su Venkatesan has written to Union health minister Harsh Vardhan urging him to renew the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme for Covid-19 warriors. The expired on March 24.
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