IEP Chandigarh, December 9
With the vision of ‘Swasth Haryana’, it was on November 21 last that Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal launched the ‘CHIRAYU Haryana’ (Comprehensive Health insurance of Antyodaya Units) scheme aimed at extending the Ayushman Bharat benefits to around 29 lakh beneficiaries having an annual income limit of Rs.1.80 lakh. Notably, within less than a month, as many as 1888 people have already availed the scheme benefit.
CHIRAYU Haryana is expected to give new lease of life to about 28 lakh Antyodaya families, meaning that 1.25 crore Haryanvis will be availing of the scheme benefit. Sh. Manohar Lal firmly believes every needy and unprivileged should get those basic facilities along with health facilities and this welfare scheme is proving to be a ‘game changer’.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister will virtually distribute new CHIRAYU cards to 10 lakh beneficiaries on December 10. These cards will be distributed through camps organized in 1600 villages and all urban areas of the state. During this, he will also interact with the beneficiaries.
Sh. Manohar Lal said that under this scheme health benefit of Rs 5 lakh would be provided to each family having an annual income of less than Rs 1.80 lakh who will get good treatment facilities.
Our government is committed to provide the best health benefits to these beneficiaries at the earliest, he added.
Directing the officers, the Chief Minister said that the work of making CHIRAYU Haryana cards should be expedited so that people start getting the benefits of the scheme at the earliest.
He said that CHIRAYU health cards are being made free of cost by Ayushman Mitra working in empanelled private or government civil hospital and the nearest CSC centre.
Sh. Manohar Lal said that after making the card, free of cost cashless treatment of up to Rs. 5 lakh will be given for more than 1500 listed diseases in 729 empanelled hospitals. Immediately after registering the card, the beneficiary will be given a free (black and white) card and a PVC card within 15 days.
The Chief Minister hoped that by December 31 everyone would get these cards.
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