Manipur media persons to avail CM health assistance scheme
Imphal, July 22 (EMN): More than 350 media persons from Manipur received Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (Chief Minister’s health assistance) scheme card.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh distributed the cards on Monday during a function at Manipur Press Club.
Singh said the move is to ease the hardships faced by the poor people for getting medical treatment in hospitals.
So far, around 12,000 beneficiaries have been treated for free under the scheme, he infromed.
The CMHT which is one of the most efficiently run public health scheme in the country was launched in the state on its statehood day on January 21 last year has so far covered 3.5 lakh people belonging to about 67,000 families.
CMHT provides medical cover up to INR 2 lakh per family per year for seven critical diseases and up to INR 50,000 for primary and secondary ailments.
Stating that it is the bounden duty of every government to fulfil the aspirations of the people and make its people happy, he said the government has received and paid hospital bills of about 14 crore so far.
He said 18 special wards will be constructed at the state run JNIMS, Imphal.
Efforts are also on to provide benefits at renowned hospitals in other parts of the country apart from existing empanelled health care centres in the state, he added.
“Memorandum of Understanding will be signed in this regard soon,” he said.
The chief minister also handed over the appointment order to Th Chinglensana, husband of Late Th Rabina who was killed during a firing in Imphal in 2009.