Rs.200,000 health insurance for students
Budget Speech para. 102: "We are a government that is committed to ensuring a better quality of life for our children. To this end we have invested heavily in free health care. However, to further supplement public health acre, we will introduce an insurance scheme for all school going children from the age of 5-19, covering 4.5 million students, which is a revolutionary move. Each child will be given a policy of Rs. 200,000. This scheme will cover both in and outpatient services, subject to a maximum of Rs. 100,000 for hospitalization and Rs. 10,000 for outpatient services. The government will bear the premium for which I propose to allocate Rs. 2,700 million."
- Allocation (Rs. Mn) : 2,700
- Sector : Education
- Ministry / Government Institution : Ministry of Education
Openness Tracker Responsive
The Ministry website contained information about the insurance scheme. More information was provided following an Appeal to the RTI Commission.
Progress Tracker Fulfilled
The insurance scheme is in place. However, the number of beneficiaries of the insurance scheme and the financial progress of the project is unknown.
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