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Delhi Government introduces Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna cards for poor

The Delhi Government has introduced the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna smart cards for the poor.

19 Jul 2008

The Delhi Government has introduced the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna smart cards for the poor. This scheme will facilitate free quality medical treatment for the poor in designated private hospitals and nursing homes in Delhi.

The scheme covers cashless treatment of up to Rs 30,000 for a family of five persons on a premium of just Rs 30 per annum. It also entails a transport allowance of up to Rs. 100 for commutes from residence to hospital. This allowance is capped at Rs. 1000 per annum.

As reported by The Economic Times, Chief Minister Ms. Sheila Dikshit said, "All ration cardholders in the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category and Antotadaya Yojna scheme will be entitled to get these smart cards. A toll-free helpline to facilitate instant medical treatment is also being launched for the needy."  "This treatment is in addition to facilities being provided in the government hospitals. The beneficiaries are also being provided with a list of designated hospitals and nursing homes," the chief minister added.

The designated toll-free number is 1800-11-3300.



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