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28.34 lakh people benefited from CM health insurance scheme

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

A total of 28.34 lakh people have benefited by availing medical treatment worth Rs 5,527 crore under the Chief Minister's Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme since its inception in 2011-12, deputy O said Friday.

The scheme is to ensure universal health coverage and to provide state of the art treatment for serious illnesses at government and private hospitals for the poor.

The government recently increased the of Rs two lakh per family per annum to Rs 5 lakh with effect from December 1, 2018, he said while presenting the budget for 2019-20 in the state assembly.

A sum of Rs 1,363 crore has been provided in the budget estimates 2019-2020 towards payment of premium for this scheme, Panneerselvam, who holds the Finance portfolio, said.

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

First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 17:35 IST