Right to Health! Every family to be given Rs 5 lakh health insurance coverage in this state
In a good news for the people of Rajasthan, state Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday assured that every family will get an insurance benefit of Rs 5 lakh under the Universal Healthcare scheme in the state.
"Every family will get an insurance benefit of Rs 5 lakh under Universal Healthcare scheme. Those covered under Ayushman Bharat Mahatma Gandhi Rajasthan Swasthya Bima Yojana along with contract workers and small and marginal farmers can avail this scheme for free," Gehlot said, while addressing a press conference.
Gehlot also assured that all those who are not covered under the above schemes can avail a treatment of Rs 5 lakh at any private and government hospital in the state.
"While others in the state can pay half of the insurance premium, of Rs 850 annually and avail the treatment of Rs 5 lakhs at any private and government hospital," Gehlot said.
During the Rajasthan Budget session of 2021 held yesterday, Gehlot said in the parliament that the Rajasthan government will also introduce a `Right to Health` Bill, which will provide preventive, private and curative cure to the people. It will also for the first time implement a `Universal health Coverage` in the state to provide healthcare to five crore families.
For COVID-19 management, Gehlot also announced a `Special COVID package` where Rs 2,000 each will be provided to 33 lakh destitute families and an interest-free loan up to Rs 50,000. Under Mukhyamantri Laghu Udyog Protsahan Yojna, Rs 50 crore will be provided to entrepreneurs. Free uniforms and books will be provided to students.
With ANI input
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