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Chhattisgarh CM ups free treatment limit from 30k to 50k under RSBY, MSBY

Chattisgarh intends to improve the affordability, availability and accessibility of quality healthcare to every citizen of the state

ANI  |  Raipur 

Raman Singh (Photo: Official website of the Chhattisgarh CM)
Raman Singh (Photo: Official website of the Chhattisgarh CM)

Chief Minister D on Saturday increased limit of the free treatment through Health Smart Card from Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000. It is being considered his gift to people.

This will become effective from October 1, 2017 and will help state's around 55,66,000 families.

According to health department, the families having issued under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima (RSBY) and Mukhyamantri Swasthaya Bima (MSBY) will be eligible for less treatment worth Rs 50,000 at recognised hospitals from October 1, 2017.

Upon being admitted in recognised hospitals, each family will get health benefit of Rs 50,000 per family per annum on a family floater basis (upto 5 members).

Hospitalisation can be for both medical and surgical procedures. Around 1159 surgical procedures are included under the scheme.

Beneficiaries can register their complaints/grievances with district chief medical officer, health officer or can call Toll Free Number 104.

intends to improve the Affordability, Availability and Accessibility of quality healthcare to every citizen of the state.

Towards this direction, state has initiated RSBY for the unorganized workers and Mukhyamantri Swasthaya Bima (MSBY) to provide protection to every uncovered household against the risk of health spending leading to poverty.

MSBY is getting implemented in all the districts of to provide health cover to all the uncovered families of the state. Under the schemes, each family is being provided a Bio-Metric smart card.

First Published: Sun, October 01 2017. 11:07 IST