ANROEV has supplied a list of some of their affiliates’ initiatives in various countries campaigning for the recognition of COVID 19 as an occupational and compensable disease.
Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED) has requested the Nepal government recognise Covid-19 as an occupational disease.
Call for information: Covid-19 compensation and official recognition as an occupational disease by country
CEPHED notes a number of countries have already recognised Covid-19 as an occupational disease and agreed that work-related cases of Covid-19 must be reported to the authorities and now qualify for workers’ compensation. In some examples, cases of Covid-19 in frontline workers are presumed by the compensation authorities to be caused by the job (with ‘frontline workers’ covering a wide-range of job categories).
CEPHED wishes to make available information on best practice. and is seeking information from with regard to:
a) compensation (and if possible any conditions/restrictions on eligibility)
b) official recognition of Covid-19 as an occupational disease, and any related reporting/recording requirements.
Thank you for your assistance. It will be extremely helpful in our efforts to secure prevention of Covid-19 and justice for all affected workers.
Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED)
Ward No.2, Lalitpur ,