Health insurance cover scheme launched in HP

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Dharamshala, Sep 28 ( UNI) The Himachal Pradesh government has launched a National Insurance Program for the people living below the poverty line (BPL) in Kangra and Shimla districts of the state.

Disclosing this here today Labour and Employment minister Ramesh Chand Dhawala said that insured families would be provided medical cover to the tune of Rs 30,000 through Rogi Kalayan Samities.

He said that there were 66,030 BPL families and 43,545 Antodiyia families in Kangra district. Likewise around 21,636 BPL families and 34,708 Antodiyia families reside in Shimla district.

He said that an insurance card under this scheme, against a payment of Rs 30 would be distributed among each of these families in these two districts. He said that process of card distribution would be completed by the end of this year.

He said that this scheme was initiated in these two districts at the first instance with an aim to help poor and down trodden and provide them better medical facilities.

The Minister said that thereafter this program would be implemented in the remaining 10 districts of the state to bring 5.63 lakh people living BPL under the perview of the National Insurance Program.


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