Baghel says C’garh unveiled nation’s biggest health scheme

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Sunday that continuing his efforts to bring relief to people, the state government has launched the biggest Health Service Scheme of the nation on January 1, 2020.

Rs Rs Dr Khubchand Baghel Health Support Scheme and Chief Minister’s Special Support Scheme will cover every member of all 65 lakh families of the state,’’ Baghel remarked while addressing people through his raio talk programme, Lokvani.

Rs Rs Chhattisgarh has become the first state of the country to provide financial aid of up to Rs 20 lakh to needy people under Chief Minister Special Health Support Scheme, so that poverty doesn’t come in the way of medical treatment,’’ Baghel said.

He added that this health scheme would cover medical treatment of liver transplant, kidney transplant, cornea transplant, heart transplant, hemophilia, thalassemia, cancer, heart diseases, aplastic anemia, cochlear implant, sickle cell anaemia, acid attack victims, muscular dystrophy and other such diseases which were not covered in other health schemes.

Through Dr Khubchand Baghel Health Support Scheme, government would provide cashless medical treatment facility worth upto Rs 5 lakh to 56 lakh families. Earlier, 42 lakh families were being benefited under health schemes.

Chief Minister said, Rs Rs previous schemes did not cover the expenses of medical tests during the treatment of diseases, which the patient and his family had to bear. Our government has rectified this and has particularly covered the expenses of medical tests along with the cost of medical treatment’’.