Meghalaya Govt. paid Rs. 256 crore premium towards health insurance scheme

The Meghalaya government has paid over Rs. 256 crore as premium towards the Meghalaya Health Insurance Scheme. Health Minister A.L. Hek said that Rs. 165.1 crore has been claimed till last month by 2.33 lakh patients undergoing treatment in the empanelled hospitals in the state. “Total claim amount paid as of February 26, 2021, is Rs. 165,10,89,675 and total premium paid as of March 1, 2021, is Rs. 256,97,14,558.88,” Hek added.

Meghalaya’s health insurance scheme was implemented in convergence with the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana’ from 2019. The State Government is giving Rs. 1,630 per household and over 56.46% of the State’s households have registered under the scheme as of March 1, 2021.

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