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Government of India
Ministry of Textiles
09-December-2010 14:27 IST
Health Insurance for Weavers
Government of India is providing a Health Insurance Scheme for weavers for access to healthcare facilities since 2007-08 onwards and till the end of 11th Plan. This information was given by the Minister of State for Textiles, Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today to a question raised by Shri Ahir Vikrambhai Arjanbhai Maadam.

The Minister further stated that annual cover per family is Rs.15,000/- . Out of which, substantial provision of Rs.7,500/- has been kept for OPD. The process of filing claims is simple. The claims can be filed with the Cluster Coordinator of the Insurance Company or the representative office of the Insurance Company or TPA.

Annual cover per family to the tune of Rs.15,000/- out of which substantial provision of Rs.7,500/- kept for OPD, has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) for implementation during the complete 11th plan. Any change in this regard may not be feasible before 12th Plan, the Minister added.

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