Chandigarh: Celebrating the 58th Foundation Day of Haryana, Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal launched two significant initiatives, enhancing healthcare and well-being for the state’s residents.
Expanding the Ayushman/Chirayu Scheme, the Chief Minister extended its coverage to families with an annual income ranging from Rs 1.80 lakh to Rs 3 lakh. Formerly it was confined to families with an annual income below Rs. 1.80 lakh, this extension now encompasses an additional 38,000 families, providing them with access to the scheme’s benefits.
Introduction of the Cashless Health Facility
The second major initiative introduced was the launch of a cashless health facility for government employees, pensioners, and accredited journalists. This facility will offer cashless treatment for 1340 diseases across 569 empaneled hospitals in Haryana. The initial phase incorporates 894 employees from the Fisheries and Horticulture departments, encompassing 1055 disease packages and 305 hospitals. Future plans include the extension of this scheme to other departments within the state.
The Chief Minister inaugurated both schemes at a meeting held at Chandigarh here today. During the meeting, he distributed Ayushman/Chirayu scheme cards to eligible families and launched a cashless health facility for the designated groups.
Present on this occasion include Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Minister, Sh. J.P. Dalal, Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. Rajesh Khullar, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. V. Umashankar, Additional Chief Secretary of Health Department Dr. G. Anupama, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Dr. Amit Agrawal, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. K. Makarand Pandurang, CEO Ayushman Bharat- HHPA (Haryana Health Protection Authority) cum MD NHM(National Health Mission), Sh. Raj Narayan Kaushik and other senior officers.