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Haryana govt mulling insurance scheme in health sector: CM

Press Trust of India  |  Panchkula 

Lal Khattar today said his is contemplating implementation of an scheme in the health sector for the people of the state.

At the 'Meet the CM' programme organised on the occasion of to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, he said if a patient visits a private doctor, the fees would be reimbursed under the scheme by the state

"The scheme would not only benefit the common man but also ease the growing pressure on doctors in governmenthealth facilities," Khattar said.

Patients visiting hospitals in the state are already being provided treatment free of charge, he said.

Apart from this, about 570 medicines are being provided free of cost to the people of the state, the said.

Reiterating the his government's commitment to providing to the people, Khattar said to meet the requirement of doctors in government healthcare facilities, it has been decided that one medical college would be opened in each district of the state.

Fourteen to 15 medical colleges have already been opened and the remaining would be opened soon, he said, adding apart from this, new dental hospitals are also being built.

On the occasion of 'Meet the CM' programme, Khattar interacted with students and also responded to their queries.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 18:55 IST