Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme in Tamil Nadu

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Improvement of Primary Health Care Facilities in Urban areas

By implementing the new insurance scheme, the people of Tamil Nadu are assured of quality medical facilities, Ms Jayalalithaa added.

The government will focus on improvement of primary health care facilities in urban areas. The 60 centers already sanctioned under the National Rural Health Mission, will be shifted under the administrative and technical control of the Directorate of Public Health. Further, the Urban Primary Health Care centers will be set up in 75 more small urban towns. A super-specialty center, at a cost of Rs.100 crores, would be set up in Annal Gandhi Government Hospital, Tiruchi.

Infrastructure and Equipment Upgradation

Additionally, infrastructure and equipment upgradation has been planned for district hospitals and poison treatment centers at a cost of Rs. 55 crores, under the Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project.

Also, under public-private partnership agreements, diagnostic facilities at the major hospitals will be improved, and state-of-the-art computer aided laboratories established in all districts in a phased manner.

Emergency Transportation

Emergency transportation provided through the 108 ambulance service will further be extended to offering inter-facility transfer for all emergencies.

Additionally, special vehicles will be put into service in tribal and hilly areas, and one vehicle will be provided per district for transporting new born babies.

Scheme Member Eligibility

Tamil Nadu State Population whose annual family income of less than Rs 72,000/-, and all the families including welfare board members who were enrolled early are eligible to get benefit in this interim period. New families can also get benefit with production of income certificate and ration card. They are eligible to get benefit up to Rs. 1 lakh in this interim period.

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That’s a good initiative by the government. Currently where medical expenses are so costly, health insurance is the source that makes its affordable. There’s one Royal Sundaram health insurance article that I came across that explains the features of the health insurance very well. Felt like sharing it as this read might help the individuals who are looking for a plan or are unaware about the subject itself.
abhinavgupta Friday, August 31, 2012
how to enroll for the xcheme
prian Sunday, March 18, 2012

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