‘28% families covered under health scheme’

SHIMLA: Himachal has emerged as the front runner in providing universal health cover and 28.57 per cent families have been covered under Ayushman Bharat, whereas 31.42 per cent families were covered under HimCare, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Vipin Parmar.

‘28% families covered under health scheme’

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Shimla, October 1

Himachal has emerged as the front runner in providing universal health cover and 28.57 per cent families have been covered under Ayushman Bharat, whereas 31.42 per cent families were covered under HimCare, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Vipin Parmar.

Parmar, who participated in the concluding session of the two-day conference on Ayushman Bharat-Pradhanmantri Jan Aarogya Yojana held in New Delhi, today said 25.71 per cent families were regular/retired government employees, 14.29 per cent availed of ESI benefits whereas 2.86 per cent were covered under CGHS. The Centre had lauded the efforts of the state. He said 33,961 beneficiaries had availed of free treatment benefits worth Rs 32.56 crore under the scheme. The provision of free treatment up to Rs 5 lakh had been made under the scheme in any registered hospital. — TNS

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