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57 lakh families to get insurance cover: Das

Press Trust of India  |  Jamshedpur 

Chief Minister today said the state would bring 57 lakh of the 68 lakh families residing in the state under the Health scheme.

In the first phase, the scheme would be launched in the state capital Ranchi and people in other districts could avail the benefit from 28th December, Das said while inaugurating Anandlok Hospital in Chakulia, about 55 kms from here, under Ghatsila sub-division.

The would provide Rs two lakh cover to any member of the family suffering from serious disease under the scheme, an official release said.

A total of 329 mobile medical treatment vehicles equipped with modern facilities would be launched on November 15, the of the state, he said adding, 50 such vehicles would start providing the health facility in the first phase while the number of vehicles would be increased gradually.

"We have been taking all possible steps to provide better health facility since 2015 and have included more serious diseases in the list of incurable diseases being covered under Aasadhya Bimari Upchar Yojana of the government," he said.

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First Published: Sat, November 11 2017. 00:13 IST