Uttarakhand Employees To Get E-Health Cards Soon
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28 September 2010
It will help government employees and pensioners avail cashless treatment facility at designated hospitals across the country from next month
After handing out health smart cards to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) families of the state, the Uttarakhand government is now all set to deliver these cards to state government employees and pensioners.
"These cards would be handed to them next month. This unique scheme covers around two lakh state government employees and pensioners and entitles them to cash free treatment," a senior government official said.
Under this scheme, the government is providing cashless health smart cards to the employees for accessing hassle free medical facilities and the user does not have to worry about arranging money immediately for the check up and treatment.
The facility would be availed in the listed government and private hospitals across the country.
Till now, the state government employees are entitled to reimbursement of the medical expenses incurred on treatment and have to pay cash for treatment. A private firm– MP India –has been appointed as the technical partner for this initiative. The hospital bills would be paid from the treasury after being approved.
Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar expressed the hope that this would bring about a revolutionary change in the health care of the employees as they would not have to worry about money at any step of their treatment.