Chhattisgarh Government announced on Saturday that it would hold camps across the State to issue new health smart cards from November to help poverty-hit families to avail cashless treatment at registered hospitals.
Chief Minister Raman Singh presided over a meeting of the health department at his official residence on Saturday in which senior health officials informed him that state government has already issued health smart cards to 55.78 lakh families under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) and Mukhyamantri Swasthaya Bima Yojana (MSBY).
The Government will hold camps for new health smart cards in rural as well as in urban areas. The state government will strive to issue new smart health cards to about 5.55 lakh poor families.
State Government has recently increased limit of the free treatment through Health Smart Card from Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000.
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 (up to 5 members). Hospitalisation can be for both medical and surgical procedures.
Beneficiaries can register their complaints/grievances with district chief medical officer, health officer or can call Toll Free Number 104. Chhattisgarh government 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 smartcard.
Source: The Pioneer