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Manipur health assistance to cover scribes

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IMPHAL, July 22 - Manipur�s popular flagship scheme Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (Chief Minister�s health assistance) will cover the media persons in the State.

On Monday, Chief Minister N Biren Singh formally distributed the cards of CMHT scheme to more than 350 media persons during a function at Manipur Press Club.

Deputy Chairman of State Planning Board S Rajen was present at the function.

�The move is to ease the hardships faced by the poor people for getting medical treatment in hospitals,� said the Chief Minister. �So far, around 12,000 beneficiaries have already been treated for free under the scheme.�

The CMHT, which is one of the most efficiently run public health scheme in the country, was launched in the State on its Statehood Day on January 21 last year. So far, the scheme has covered 3.5 lakh people.

CMHT provides medical cover up to Rs 2 lakh per family per year for seven critical diseases and up to Rs 50,000 for primary and secondary ailments. The Government has so far paid hospital bills of about Rs 14 crore.

Mentioning that 18 Special Wards will be constructed at the State run JNIMS Hospital, Imphal, he also informed that efforts are on to provide benefits at renowned hospitals in other parts of the country, adding, �Memorandum of Understanding will be signed in this regard soon.�

Similar to CMHT, the Centre had launched PMJAY (Ayushman Bharat Yojana) under which an individual who is included in Socio-Economic Caste Census 2011 list will get benefits upto Rs 5 lakh for medical treatment.

Earlier, he announced that the government will increase the maintenance grant of the Manipur Press Club from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh from this year.

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Manipur health assistance to cover scribes

IMPHAL, July 22 - Manipur�s popular flagship scheme Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (Chief Minister�s health assistance) will cover the media persons in the State.

On Monday, Chief Minister N Biren Singh formally distributed the cards of CMHT scheme to more than 350 media persons during a function at Manipur Press Club.

Deputy Chairman of State Planning Board S Rajen was present at the function.

�The move is to ease the hardships faced by the poor people for getting medical treatment in hospitals,� said the Chief Minister. �So far, around 12,000 beneficiaries have already been treated for free under the scheme.�

The CMHT, which is one of the most efficiently run public health scheme in the country, was launched in the State on its Statehood Day on January 21 last year. So far, the scheme has covered 3.5 lakh people.

CMHT provides medical cover up to Rs 2 lakh per family per year for seven critical diseases and up to Rs 50,000 for primary and secondary ailments. The Government has so far paid hospital bills of about Rs 14 crore.

Mentioning that 18 Special Wards will be constructed at the State run JNIMS Hospital, Imphal, he also informed that efforts are on to provide benefits at renowned hospitals in other parts of the country, adding, �Memorandum of Understanding will be signed in this regard soon.�

Similar to CMHT, the Centre had launched PMJAY (Ayushman Bharat Yojana) under which an individual who is included in Socio-Economic Caste Census 2011 list will get benefits upto Rs 5 lakh for medical treatment.

Earlier, he announced that the government will increase the maintenance grant of the Manipur Press Club from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh from this year.

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