Friday, January 12, 2018

Haryana contemplating to implement health insurance scheme

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal today said that the State Government is contemplating to implement an insurance scheme in the health sector for the people of the state. The scheme would not only benefit the common man but also ease the growing pressure on doctors in the government health institutions, he added.  

           Mr Manohar Lal was speaking as a Chief Guest at the ‘Meet the CM’ programme organized on the occasion of ‘National Youth Day’ to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda in Panchkula near here today. On this occasion, he interacted with the students and also responded to their queries.
           The Chief Minister said that under the insurance scheme, in case a patient visits any private doctor; his fees would be reimbursed by the State Government. Patients visiting the government hospitals in the State are already being provided free treatment facility. Apart from this, about 570 different medicines are being provided free of cost to the people of the state.
           While reiterating the State Government’s commitment to provide quality health care facilities to the people, the Chief Minister said that with a view to meet the requirement of doctors in the government health institutions, it has been decided to open one medical college in each district of the State. This would help in getting 2000 doctors every year. He said that 14 to 15 such colleges have already been opened whereas the remaining would soon be opened. Apart from this, new dental hospitals are also being constructed to accommodate the BDS doctors, he added.
           Among those present on this occasion included MLAs namely Mr Gian Chand Gupta and Mrs Latika Sharma, Chairman, Haryana Housing Board Mr Jawahar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula Mrs Gauri Parashar Joshi, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr Mukul Kumar and large number of students.

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