Sunday, 23 September 2018

TN inks MoU to implement health scheme

12 September 2018 | News

The implementation of the National Health Protection Scheme in association with the state insurance scheme will benefit about 77 lakh poor and vulnerable families in Tamil Nadu.

The Tamil Nadu (TN) government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Central government to implement Ayushman Bharat Yojana in association with state-run Chief Minister's Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (CMCHIS).

The implementation of the National Health Protection Scheme in association with the state insurance scheme will benefit about 77 lakh poor and vulnerable families in Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu's health insurance scheme covers 1.57 crore families and provides coverage of Rs 1 lakh per year for 1,027 procedures, and Rs 2 lakh per year for 154 specified medical procedures.

The state also has a corpus for treatment of eight high-end procedures. All high-end procedures like cochlear implant, liver transplant, bone marrow and stem cell transplant, renal transplant, heart and lung transplant, auditory brainstem implant up to Rs 25 lakh covered by the corpus set up under the state-run insurance scheme will continue.

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