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08 February 2012
Jammu India
Over 66,000 poor families of Srinagar and Jammu districts will be covered under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana

The Jammu and Kashmir government has announced to cover over 66,000 poor families of Srinagar and Jammu districts under a new health insurance scheme.

Minister for Health and Horticulture Sham Lal Sharma said that over 66,000 poor families of Srinagar and Jammu districts are being covered under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana.

He said insurance cover to the tune of Rs 30,000 will be available to each family for which they have only to register by paying a nominal registration fee of Rs 30.

Besides, a new scheme to provide health insurance cover to all poor families would also be launched in the next three months, the Minister said.

He said the Health Department will also cover over 1,500 kilometres long National Highway in the state by putting in operation modern ambulances for every 30 kilometre distance which shall be available to meet any eventuality in case of accidents.

He said the ambulances would be connected to the Central Control Rooms at Srinagar and Jammu with telephone number 108 and 104.

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