IMPHAL, July 28 - The benefit amount of Chief Minister-gi Hakselgi Tengbang(CMHT) in Manipur will be increased up to Rs 5 lakh under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana from August this year, officials said on Friday.
The CMHT scheme which was launched to benefit the under-privileged people, is one of the important components of the �Khungang Chatse: Go to the Village� mission being taken up by the State Government to provide benefits of various schemes to the villagers.
The scheme at present provides cover up to Rs 2 lakh per eligible family identified from the Socio-Economic Caste Census for the treatment of seven critical ailments � cardiovascular, kidney, neurological, liver, cancer, neo-natal diseases and burns.
The enrolled beneficiaries are also identified from those holding Antyodaya Anna Yojana cards, widow and disabled. So far, more than 15,000 families have been enrolled under the scheme against the target of two lakh families, the source added.
According to Manipur Health and Family Welfare Minister Langpoklakpam Jayantakumar Singh, the scheme aims to uplift the quality of healthcare of the poor and needy people of the State. �Till now, 79,000 CMHT cards have been distributed,� the Minister said.
The scheme has won the award for country�s best implemented public health programme three months after its launch on January 21, 2018.