Manipur government launches health scheme for under privileged | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2018

Manipur government launches health scheme for under privileged

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Aiming to ensure health benefits for the under privileged, Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Sunday launched the Chief Ministergi Hakshelgi Tengbang, a health scheme for below poverty line people (BPL).
The health scheme will allow any BPL patient to make use of the cashless treatment in the empanelled network of hospitals. The government will reimburse the expenses to the hospitals, including district hospitals and community health centres. Besides, the beneficiaries will also get financial aid for treatment made outside the state up to Rs 2 lakh using health cards.
Speaking about the health scheme, Biren Singh said, ‘The scheme will cover cardiovascular diseases, kidney diseases, neurological conditions, liver ailment, cancer, neo-natal diseases and burns’.
The benefit of up to Rs 2 lakh will be reimbursed to network hospitals towards approved procedures.

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