Pay families of doctors killed by COVID-19: AMA

A national insurance scheme would boost the morale of doctors on the frontline, says Dr Chris Moy, chair of the AMA Ethics Committee

The AMA is pushing for a national life insurance fund to guarantee a ‘death in the line of duty’ payment to the families of health workers on the COVID-19 frontline who die from the disease.

Dr Chris Moy.
Dr Chris Moy.

With insurer TAL moving to exclude COVID-19 from new insurance policies, the AMA is seeking to provide reassurance for frontline health workers, including GPs, as they brace for a wave of cases against a background of PPE