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IMPHAL, 26 JULY, 2018(DIPR): Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh said that the benefit given to the poor people of the state under Chief Minister-gi Hakselgi Tengbang will be increased upto Rs. 5 Lakhs under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana from the month of August this year.

Speaking to the media persons today at Secretariat office, the Minister said that Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang(CMHT) is one of the important component of the “Khungang Chatse: Go to the Village’ mission which is being taken up by the Government to provide benefits of various schemes to the beneficiaries.

The scheme at present provides cover up to Rs 2 lakh per eligible family identified from the Socio Economic Caste Census (SECC) in the treatment of seven critical identified critical ailments - cardiovascular diseases, kidney ailments, neurological conditions, liver ailments, cancer, neo-natal diseases and burns per year. He said the scheme aims to uplift the quality of healthcare of the poor and needy people of the State, he added.

He also appreciated the Health Officials and Staffs for the successful implementation of the CMHT Scheme. Speaking about the benefits under the scheme, the Minister said that so far 79,000 CMHT card has been distributed and issuance of new cards is still under progress. The CMHT has also been awarded most efficiently run public health scheme, he added.

Minister also appealed the public to cooperate with the Government in its new initiatives for a better society. The interaction programme was also attended by Principal Secretary Health Shri V. Vumlunmang, IAS, Joint Secretary Health Shri R. Peter, Director Health Services Manipur Shri K. Rajo Singh and Official team of World Health Organisation. (DIPR)


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