[India] Sept 30 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh on Saturday increased limit of the free treatment through Health Smart Card from Rs. 30000 to Rs. 50,000. It is being considered his Diwali gift to people.
This will become effective from October 1, 2017 and will help state's around 55,66,000 families.
According to health department, the families having Health Smart Cards issued under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) and Mukhyamantri Swasthaya Bima Yojana (MSBY) will be eligible for cash less treatment worth Rs. 50000 at Government recognised hospitals from October 1, 2017.
Upon being admitted in recognised hospitals, each family will get health insurance benefit of Rs. 50,000 per family per annum on a family floater basis (upto 5 members).
Hospitalization can be for both medical and surgical procedures. Around 1159 surgical procedures are included under the scheme.
Beneficiaries can register their complaints/grievances with district chief medical officer, health officer or can call Toll Free Number 104.
Chhattisgarh intends to improve the Affordability, Availability and Accessibility of quality healthcare to every citizen of the state.
Towards this direction, state has initiated RSBY for the unorganized workers and Mukhyamantri Swasthaya Bima Yojana (MSBY) to provide protection to every uncovered household against the risk of health spending leading to poverty.
MSBY is getting implemented in all the districts of Chhattisgarh to provide health Insurance cover to all the uncovered families of the state. Under the schemes, each family is being provided a Bio-Metric smart card. (ANI)