Thursday, November 26, 2009

Haryana first state to provide health insurance to all its poor

Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) Haryana has become the first state in the country to provide health insurance cover to all its below poverty line (BPL) families.
Nearly 1.29 million (12.97 lakh) families have been covered under the scheme, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said Monday.

Hooda said the scheme, initiated in Haryana from January 2008, has been completely implemented in record period of time - beating the state government’s own deadline by four years. The scheme was to be originally implemented by 2012-13 in Haryana’s 21 districts

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