Government Health Insurance for Beedi Workers

by Lakshmi Gopal on  March 16, 2012 at 11:23 PM Health Insurance News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
 Government Health Insurance for Beedi Workers
The government's health insurance scheme for the poor is being extended to cover the beneficiaries of the flagship rural job guarantee scheme and beedi workers, the Economic Survey said on Thursday.
Advertisement

The survey, tabled by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Lok Sabha, said that there has been an increase in public health investment in the country.

Advertisement
'The Rasthriya Swasthaya Bima Yojana (RSBY) is being extended to cover Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) beneficiaries beneficiaries and beedi workers,' said the survey.

The central government sponsored health insurance scheme is for the below poverty line (BPL) families in the unorganised sector. It was launched in 2007.

'In addition to increasing resource allocation for the health sector, the government is also playing a critical role in facilitating access to health care delivery channels, public and private through subsidized health, insurance schemes like the RSBY for providing basic health care to poor and marginal workers,' it said.



Source: IANS
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Smoking And Cancer Smoking And Tobacco Health Insurance Plan Third Party Administrators for Health Insurance Star Health and Allied Insurance Health Insurance Policies offered by Bajaj Allianz Insurance ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited Health Insurance Health Insurance - Ombudsman Health Insurance - Basics 
Advertisement

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive