The Tamil Nadu Government has allocated Rs 750 crore for the CM’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme for the current year. This was revealed by the health minister, Dr V S Vijay on Sunday.
Issuing identity cards to over 540 beneficiaries under the health insurance scheme at Madhanur, Vijay said that the insurance scheme has been launched to provide high quality medical aid to the poor and needy free of cost. “The previous government’s health insurance scheme provided treatment for only 650 ailments, but the present CM has extended it to cover 1,016 ailments,” said Vijay. “Under this scheme, the beneficiaries can undergo CT scan, MRI scan and Angiogram at free of cost,” he said.
In Vellore District, as many as 242 people have undergone heart surgeries and 190 newborns were treated under the scheme.
The Health Department has disbursed identity cards to 5,19,435 beneficiaries of the scheme in the district.