KALAIGAON, March 21: In a positive gesture to journalists working in four BTR districts, the BTC administration has launched a massive health insurance scheme for the 81 recognised journalists of four BTR districts namely- Udalguri, Baksa, Chirang and Kokrajhar.
BTC administration has already paid the annual premiums fees to the Aditya Birla Health Insurance Group. The insured journalists and their family members will get health benefits of Rs 5 lakhs each. The health insurance will cover the medical and hospital expenditures of the family members of the journalists.
BTC media spokesperson while speaking to The Assam Tribune said that the BTC administration headed by Pramod Boro had launched the health insurance scheme for government recognised media persons for the first time in any Indian state. The scheme has been widely welcomed by journalists of the BTR.