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HP govt extends coverage of scheme for poor

Buoyed by success of the Swasthaya Bima Yojana in Shimla and Kangra districts, Himachal Pradesh government has decided to extend the scheme providing health cover to families living below poverty line (BPL) to rest of the ten districts in the state.

india Updated: Jul 19, 2009 21:50 IST

Buoyed by success of the Swasthaya Bima Yojana in Shimla and Kangra districts, Himachal Pradesh government has decided to extend the scheme providing health cover to families living below poverty line (BPL) to rest of the ten districts in the state.

Under the scheme, every BPL family will be ensured Rs 30,000 per annum provided it comprises at least five members irrespective of age, an official spokesman said on Sunday.

Such families will not be required to pay premium for the insurance cover but the beneficiary will have to shell out Rs 30 per annum as registration and renewal fee, he added.

Every beneficiary will be issued Smart Card free of cost, the official said, adding the insurance money will be payable only if he/she gets indoor treatment.

The scheme is being implemented with a Central assistance of Rs 19 crore, he said.