Punjab government today decided to provide medical insurance cover of Rs 1.50 lakh to each and every citizen of state while covering the ambit of Bhai Kanahiya Scheme.
Punjab’s Health Minister Madan Mohan Mittal said that each and every citizen of the state will now be covered under Bhai Kanahiya Scheme and will be given medical insurance cover of Rs 1.50 lakh. Earlier, Medical Insurance cover was provided to only the members of cooperative societies, which has now been extended to each citizen of the state. The premium supposed to be paid under this scheme has also been pruned to a lower level by the government.
“Under National Health Insurance Scheme, the state government has also decided to provide Medical Insurance of Rs 30 thousand to the 5.23 lakh BPL families of the state. While 10 lakh families will be covered under Atta-Dal Scheme and a new Medical Insurance Scheme would soon be started,” Mittal said.
“Under this proposed new Medical Scheme, the premium of Rs 400 supposed to be paid per family would be paid by the state government and Punjab Government has earmarked a budget of Rs 20 crore for these new schemes,” Mittal added.