"Covid Orphans" to be compensated free health insurance worth Rs.5 lakh
The National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) told the Supreme Court in early June that the COVID-19 pandemic had orphaned 1742 children and left 7464 children without a parent owing to coronavirus infection. The national government has agreed to provide free health insurance worth Rs. 5 lakh to orphaned children up to the age of 18 years as a result of the epidemic. Anurag Thakur, a Union minister, made the announcement.