Replacing the already existing
medical reimbursement scheme, the Punjab state government has approved a
cashless insurance scheme for about more than 70,000 police personnel and their
families. The Government has sanctioned Rs. 25 crore for this scheme.
Every police personnel will be insured
for Rs. 2 lakh per year. The insurance company will be responsible for
providing and implementing health insurance cover for surgeries that require
less than 24 hour hospitalization like in the case of dialysis, chemotherapy,
radiotherapy, eye surgery, lithotripsy, tonsillectomy or coronary angiography. Besides
the cash less insurance cover each police personnel will also get monthly fixed
medical allowance as per the existing norms.