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Health insurance plan extended

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Chandigarh, July 26

To bring 9.5 lakh farmers and their families into the ambit of the health insurance cover under the Ayushman Bharat Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana for 2020-21, the state government has extended the last date to submit applications under this scheme till August 5.

All eligible farmers having ‘J’ forms and ‘sugarcane weightment slips’ were earlier required to submit their self-declaration along with other documents at the market committee office or with commission agent concerned till July 24, which has now been extended to August 5. The Mandi Board will pay the premium for the insurance cover of all farmers, who will get cashless treatment facility up to Rs 5 lakh per annum.

The beneficiaries can approach any of the 546 empanelled private hospitals and 208 government hospitals for treatment facility of up to Rs 5 lakh for 1,396 diseases under the scheme. — TNS

from The Tribune

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