Health insurance for jobless cashew workers

Reaching out to thousands of cashew workers who are left jobless owing to the non-operation of 290 private cashew factories in the state, the Kerala Cashew Workers Relief and Welfare Fund Board has de

Published: 13th October 2017 01:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th October 2017 07:34 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

KOLLAM: Reaching out to thousands of cashew workers who are left jobless owing to the non-operation of 290 private cashew factories in the state, the Kerala Cashew Workers Relief and Welfare Fund Board has decided to provide them with a free health insurance scheme. Labour Minister T P Ramakrishnan will lead the state-level inauguration of the scheme, being implemented with the support of Comprehensive Health Insurance Agency of Kerala, on Thursday on KSCDC’s Kottiyam factory premises at 10 am. 


Board chairman Murali Madanthod said to get coverage, a cashew worker will have to produce Welfare Fund Board card, ESI card, Aadhaar card and ration card with the respective offices of the Welfare Fund Board Inspectors. The certificates issued by the inspectors will then have to be registered through Akshaya Centres.

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