Aizawl, May 7: A Joint Action Committee (JAC) of BPL families in Mizoram today submitted a memorandum to the chief minister to fulfill their demand of refunding the enrollment fees collected under Mizoram Health Care Scheme before May 12.
About Rs 100 and Rs 200 were collected from the BPL and Non-BPL families respectively to get themselves enrolled in the health scheme meant for families uncovered by the state medical reimbursement scheme.
While the government has availed Rs 600 crores loan from the Asian Development Bank for the scheme, the JAC stated that is was unnecessary to collect fees of such huge amount.
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 state medical reimbursement scheme.
The state government has reached an agreement with Reliance General Insurance Company Limited for implementation of the scheme.
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 demanded to the government to publicise the approved hospitals for the scheme and expand it beyond general wards.
They also demanded that the pre-admission medical expenses, such as bills for x-ray and CT scan, be covered under the scheme.