HYDERABAD: The state government announced a new health scheme for working and retired journalists without a cap on expenditure.
The guidelines in this regard were issued by the Health and Medical department on Wednesday.
The ‘Working and retired Journalists Health Scheme’ will replace the existing Group Medi-claim policy.
The new Health Scheme will be applicable to all working and retired journalists.
Option will be given to the journalists, who are having white ration cards, to choose either new health scheme or Aarogyasri Health Scheme.
Under the new health scheme, all the dependents (either adoptive or biological, spouse, dependent children, including step children and adopted children) will be eligible.
The scheme will provide inpatient treatment for medical and surgical procedures, similar to those being provided to the government employees, in the empanelled hospitals.
End-to-end cashless inpatient services are offered to the members from the time of reporting of the patient, including professional services, investigations, medicines, implants, consumables, diet and ten days post-discharge medication, including treatment of complications, if any, up to 30 days post-discharge for those patients who undergo listed therapies offered through network hospitals.
The total cost on implementation of Journalists Health Scheme shall be borne by the government and no contribution will be collected from them.
There will be no upper limit on the financial coverage and the total cost of treatment of the patient for the enlisted therapies will be covered under the Scheme.
- Govt to bear total cost of the scheme
- All dependents eligible
- Inpatient treatment for surgical procedures