If you are residing in Goa for five-year there is a good news for you. According to the available information from reliable sources, there is an important announcement made by the Goa state government based on which “Din Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana” will provide health insurance cover to around 3 lakh Goan families residing in the state for a minimum of five years. This cover will be excluding 50,000 families, whose members are government employees. The insurance will give the facility of 447 medical procedures at the major government hospitals in Goa as well as the empanelled hospitals/ nursing homes, in and outside the state. Read how this Swasthya Seva Yojana will be working out in helping Goans with its Health insurance scheme.
Chief Minister, Laxmikant Parsekar addressing a press conference at secretariat said, the ambitious scheme, which will be a crowning glory in the state health network, would be launched on May 30 – the Goa Statehood Day. He added, “The scheme, however, would come into force from August 15, 2016, after deploying the necessary health infrastructure,”
As per Parsekar said, the health insurance scheme would work through the United India Insurance Company, which would be paid a premium of Rs 3,206 per beneficiary family by the government.
He briefed about the scheme saying, “The scheme will be implemented in two categories; for a family of up to three persons, with the total annual insurance cover of Rs 2.5 lakh, and for a family of four or more persons with the total annual insurance cover of Rs 4 lakh. ”
Chief Minister also mentioned that the government employees would not be part of this scheme as they already enjoy such facility of medical treatment for the family members.
Parsekar stated that “The Company is free to impanel the required private hospitals/ nursing homes under the scheme.” The Goa Medical College Hospital, the two government district hospitals, and the government sub-district hospitals would compulsorily be part of the panel.
Parsekar mentioned, “Furthermore, out of the 447 medical procedures covered under the insurance scheme, 276 procedures have been reserved for only government hospitals.” He also noted that the chronic lifestyle diseases like diabetes; hypertension etc would also be covered under the same.
It was also informed that Goa Electronics Ltd would soon set up registration enrollment centers at the taluka level, and charge a one-time registration fee of Rs 200 for the first category while Rs 300 for the second one, from the families, desiring to avail the scheme. Parsekar noted, “However, the non-creamy OBC families, as well as the ST and SC families, will have to pay only 50 percent of these fees,”
Parsekar said the annual financial implication of the scheme is Rs 100 crore, for which provision has already been made.
Parsekar concluded, “The two governments have even assured their readiness to pay the insurance premium for their people, however, we have told them to wait till things related to the implementation of the scheme are put in order.”
This agreement with the United India Insurance Company is for five years.