Meghalaya govt to implement Ayushman Bharat Yojana; state will merge its health insurance policy with scheme

Shillong: Meghalaya government will implement the Centre's Ayushman Bharat - National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM), state health minister AL Hek has said.
Hek made this announcement at the health ministers conclave held in New Delhi on Thursday, according to an official statement issued here.

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The state government also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Union Health Ministry on Thursday and agreed to implement the AB-NHPM in Meghalaya, the statement said. Hek said the state would merge its own Meghalaya Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS) with the AB-NHPM.

Under MHIS the existing health insurance cover is Rs 2,80,000 while the AB-NHPM will provide a cover of Rs 5 lakh per family annually, Hek said.

Meghalaya and seven more states on Thursday signed MoUs with the Union Health Ministry, taking to 20, the number of states which have agreed to implement the Centre's ambitious national health protection mission.

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Updated Date: Jun 15, 2018 13:39:38 IST

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