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Manipur to launch new health scheme

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IMPHAL, Dec 9 - Manipur Government will launch the �Hekshelgi Tengbang�, a new government health protection scheme to provide cashless benefit upto Rs 2 lakh to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families, by January 2018.

This was disclosed by Chief Minister N Biren Singh while distributing monetary aid worth Rs 1.10 crore to 91 beneficiaries including 30 cancer, eight hepatitis and seven neurological patients under Manipur State Illness Assistance Fund (MSIAF) at a function at CM�s Secretariat here on Friday.

Singh said that the State Government will provide medical re-imbursement up to Rs 1.5 lakh to BPL families for medical treatment under MSIAF. He said that a large number of people have been visiting him on Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders� Days seeking help in meeting their medical expenses despite the existence of this scheme.

As such, the Government has designed a new scheme known as �Hakshelgi Tengbang� for medical and health care of poor families, he said while adding that the scheme would provide cashless medical treatment to poor families.

For seven critical diseases such as cancer, neuro, kidney, heart, burns, liver and neo-natal, the scheme would provide a cashless medical cover up to Rs 2 lakh per family.

Stating that the Government had also launched another scheme known as �Chief Ministergi Shotharabasingi Tengbang� on Sunday, he said that action would be taken against any official, who delays by more than 24 hours in handing over monetary aid to the beneficiaries selected for the new scheme.

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Manipur to launch new health scheme

IMPHAL, Dec 9 - Manipur Government will launch the �Hekshelgi Tengbang�, a new government health protection scheme to provide cashless benefit upto Rs 2 lakh to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families, by January 2018.

This was disclosed by Chief Minister N Biren Singh while distributing monetary aid worth Rs 1.10 crore to 91 beneficiaries including 30 cancer, eight hepatitis and seven neurological patients under Manipur State Illness Assistance Fund (MSIAF) at a function at CM�s Secretariat here on Friday.

Singh said that the State Government will provide medical re-imbursement up to Rs 1.5 lakh to BPL families for medical treatment under MSIAF. He said that a large number of people have been visiting him on Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders� Days seeking help in meeting their medical expenses despite the existence of this scheme.

As such, the Government has designed a new scheme known as �Hakshelgi Tengbang� for medical and health care of poor families, he said while adding that the scheme would provide cashless medical treatment to poor families.

For seven critical diseases such as cancer, neuro, kidney, heart, burns, liver and neo-natal, the scheme would provide a cashless medical cover up to Rs 2 lakh per family.

Stating that the Government had also launched another scheme known as �Chief Ministergi Shotharabasingi Tengbang� on Sunday, he said that action would be taken against any official, who delays by more than 24 hours in handing over monetary aid to the beneficiaries selected for the new scheme.