Chandra Mohan Rai, the Health Minister of the Indian State of Bihar has announced that a health insurance scheme with a low premium will be introduced in the state. An annual premium of Rs 250 will have to be paid by a family comprised of five members. This will serve to provide the family with free health services at different health centers.
Those who live below the poverty line will receive the benefits without having to pay any premiums. The State Rural Health Mission (SRHM) had decided upon implementing the scheme. The Janani Suraksha Yojana has also been launched in the State by which expecting mothers will receive an amount of Rs 700, while the nurses will be paid Rs 600 for every delivery.