Himachal CM Announced To Provide Free Medicines To Poor Families
Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has announced to provide free medicines to poor people below poverty line (BPL).
Under the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay scheme, the families below poverty line would receive 38 medicines free of cost from the government hospitals.
BPL Security Yojna aims to cover around three lakh BPL families.
The government has already launched Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna or national health insurance scheme to provide insurance cover of Rs 30,000.
According to reports, the government can increase the insurance coverage upto Rs 1.75 lakh, and a sum of Rs 11.5 crore for treating people with serious ailments.
In addition, Rs 6 crore has been sanctioned for better infrastructural facilities to tourists in Paonta Sahib, and Renuka areas of HP and adjoining Yanumanagar area in Haryana.
Mr. Dhumal said that New India Insurance Company will provide insurance under the scheme.