Health insurance cover scheme of BPL families launched in HP

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Dharamshala, Sep 28 ( UNI) The Himachal Pradesh government has launched a National Insurance Programme for the people living Below Poverty Line (BPL) in Kangra and Shimla districts of the State.

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

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

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

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, he said.

The Minister said thereafter, this programme 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 Programme.

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