|Urban Poor to Receive Primary Health Insurance|
|The Health Ministry has drawn up a plan to provide basic medical insurance to millions of poor people living in slums in cities and towns that have a population of at least 100,000.|
The plan will cover 55 million slum dwellers living in 489 cities and towns across India. Each slum dweller will get an insurance cover of Rs40,000-50,000 (US$987-US$1,234). Under it, a person can seek treatment or medical tests at an outpatient clinic. The insurance money will be paid directly to the government hospital or an accreditated private hospital.
The programme, which needs to be approved by the Cabinet, is scheduled to be launched in four months' time.
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Thursday, March 13, 2008
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