Journalists to get services of Aushman Bharat Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana: Sidhu
KI Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
“The services of health insurance scheme for accredited and yellow card holder Journalists have been commenced from today onward. They can now get the benefits of AB-SSBY scheme in any government or empaneled private hospitals across the State.”
Disclosing this here on Thursday, the Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said that this insurance scheme would provide health security to the Journalists and also to their family members. He said that no stone would left unturned for ensuring the welfare of media which is fourth pillar of our federal system.
He further elaborated that beneficiaries are provided secondary and tertiary care treatment under this scheme.
The Minister further said that eligible beneficiaries would also check their eligibility from shapunjab.in website.
Ayushman Bharat – Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana
Ayushman Bharat – Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana (AB-SSBY), a flagship state health insurance scheme for the beneficiaires of State of Punjab. AB-SSBY will provide financial protection to 75% population of state of Punjab. It is entitlement based cashless health insurance cover of Rs. 5 Lakh per family per year. Under this scheme, cashless and paperless treatment is available at government and empanelled private hospitals.
The cost of premium for 14.86 lakh SECC beneficiary families shall be borne by Central Govt. and State Govt. in 60:40 ratio. The premium cost of remaining 31.03 lakh beneficiary families shall be completely borne by the State (state treasury & departments).