Mizoram govt announces health care scheme

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Aizawl, Apr 3 (UNI) Mizoram Health Minister R Tlanghmingthanga today announced the Mizoram State Health Care Scheme, covering all the households not having a single government employee.

Mr Tlanghmingthanga told newspersons here today that an agreement had been reached with the Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd (RGICL), the lowest bidder, of Rs 28,98,88,192 to implement the scheme.

The scheme aims to provide health care cover of Rs one lakh floater for one family per year and will benefit around 1.50 lakh families who are not entitled to state medical reimbursement for government employees and their dependants.

The scheme will also cover admitted cases in general wards within and outside Mizoram in the state-run and recognised private hospitals and the Reliance company's empanelled hospitals.

''The scheme which comes into effect from April 1 is the first of its kind in India,'' health officials said.

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