The initiative was announced on the occasion of Armed Forces Veterans' Day.
"On #VeteranDay today, a new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) enabled Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) smart card was launched for its beneficiaries which will provide enhanced features and facilitate the veterans in utilising the medical services.
The Armed Forces Veterans' Day is celebrated across the country today as a mark of respect and commitment towards the veterans.
The day is commemorated in the memory of first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Field Marshal K M Cariappa becoming a veteran in 1953.
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