BPL families' memo to CM against health scheme

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Aizawl, May 7 (UNI) A Joint Action Committee (JAC) of BPL families' in Mizoram today submitted a memorandum to the chief minister for refunding of the enrollment fees collected under the Mizoram Health Care Scheme before May 12.

About Rs 100 and Rs 200 had been collected from the BPL and Non-BPL families respectively to get themselves enrolled in the health schemes meant for families uncovered by the State Medical Reimbursement Scheme.

While the government had availed Rs 600 crore loan from the Asian Development Bank for the scheme, the JAC stated it was unnecessary to collect such a huge fees.

The scheme is meant to provide healthcare cover of Rs one lakh floater for one family per annum and benefit around 1.50 lakh families, who were not entitled to the State Medical Reimbursement Scheme.

The state government has reached an agreement with the Reliance General Insurance Company Limited for the scheme's implementation.

The scheme will cover cases in general wards of hospitals within and outside the state along with recognised private hospitals and those empanelled by Reliance.

The JAC had demanded from the government to publicise the approved hospitals for the scheme, besides expanding them beyond the general wards.

They had also demanded the pre-admission medical expenses, such as bills for x-ray and CT scan, be covered under the scheme.

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