Health insurance coverage: Punjab to hold camps from May 24 – ET HealthWorld

Chandigarh: To increase the coverage of the Mukhya Mantri Sehat Bima Yojana scheme, the Punjab State Health Agency will organise special camps to issue e-cards to eligible beneficiaries from May 24.

Highlighting the significance of the flagship insurance scheme, agency chief executive officer (CEO) Babita said the scheme offers cashless treatment up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year in over 900 government and private empanelled hospitals across the state. The scheme offers access to around 1,600 types of treatments, including knee replacements, heart surgeries and cancer treatments, she added.

She said the premium cost for 16.65 lakh Socio-Economic Caste Census-2011 (SECC-2011) beneficiary families is being shared by the central government and state government in a 60:40 ratio, while the remaining 27.38 lakh beneficiary families are fully covered by the state. As of now, about 79 lakh beneficiaries have received e-cards under this scheme, she said.

The CEO appealed to the public to take maximum benefit of these camps and obtain their beneficiary cards to avail free health treatment under the scheme. She also asked beneficiaries to bring their Aadhaar cards and proof of family, along with documents including family declaration form, ration card, labour card.

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