Odisha Govt. to Implement National Health Protection Scheme Next Year
National Health Protection Scheme
The Odisha State Government is considering to implement the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) in Odisha next year.
The Odisha Chief Secretary A P Padhi said that the decision on the implementation of the NHPS would be taken after April 2018 following the receipt of the guidelines.
The Central Government has not provided the guidelines for the implementation of the NHPS till now. The Chief Secretary said since the guidelines for the implementation of NHPS has not yet been received the government decided to extend the Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana (BKKY) and the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana until March 2018.
Mr. Padhi was talking to newspersons after chairing the first meeting of the State Health Assurance Society, constituted recently to provide assistance to laborers and farmers under health insurance schemes.
State Health Secretary Pramod Meherda said while the state government is providing one hundred percent funding for the BKKY both the central and the state governments are providing funds at the ratio of 60:40 for the implementation of RSBY.
At present premium is being paid for Rs 30,000 health insurance coverage for a family covered under the RSBY and Rs one lakh per family included under the BKKY. UNI BD DP KK.
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