Rajasthan launches universal health insurance scheme for ‘all families’

Amid the rising second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has recently launched a major initiative to turn the goal of ‘Health for all” into a reality. On International Labour day, CM Ashok Gehlot launched a universal health scheme covering all families, which will provide cashless insurance of coverage of Rs. 5 lakh.

Under the Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Yojna, all the families that come under BPL, NFSA, SECC, and several other schemes for the poor and under-privileged sections of the society can avail free insurance. This ambitious Rs. 3,500 crore scheme also includes COVID-19 care and hemodialysis for poor patients.

The families that are not covered under any of these programmes can pay an annual instalment of Rs. 850 to avail the insurance.

Ashok Gehlot stated, “The deprived sections of the society are also entitled to live a life of dignity, with full security available to them. We also need to bridge the gap between rich and poor through social security measures.”

“The ‘Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Yojna’ is a historic step of the Rajasthan Government in this direction whereby the people in the state will not have to spend a lot of money to ensure that they get medical treatment of the best quality,” he further added.

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