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RSBY a boon for BPL families in Himachal Pradesh

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

Over 1.43 lakh smart card holders registered under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana in Himachal Pradesh have been aided by the scheme with benefits of a total of around Rs 64.37 crore having been extended to them.

The scheme provides for cashless benefits and 2,816 patients have received critical care treatment under it, claiming a cumulative Rs 12.97 crore in medical expenses, an official release said here.

Three hospitals IGMC Shimla, PGIMER Chandigarh and Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda have been empaneled under the scheme for providing cashless critical care, it said.

The treatment expenditure under critical care is directly reimbursed to empaneled hospitals by the State Nodal Agency, it said.

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First Published: Sun, October 05 2014. 22:10 IST