You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

3.39lakh families availed health insurance in 2016-17: TN

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

As many as 3.39 lakh families have availed treatment costing Rs 662.86 crore under the Chief Minister's Comprehensive Health Scheme, Minister D Jayakumar said today.

"In 2016-17, 3.39 lakh patients have availed treatment costing Rs 662.86 crore while the hospitals have earned Rs 225.28 crore through claims settlement," he said while presenting the budget for financial year 2017-18, here.

An additional 312 new procedures and an increased coverage of Rs two lakh per annum for specialised procedures were further included in the scheme, he said.

"An amount of Rs 1,348 crore has been provided in the budget estimates for this purpose," he said.

Jayakumar said since the introduction of one of the flagship schemes of ruling AIADMK, over 1.58 crore people have been covered under the scheme in private and hospitals.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 18:22 IST