Chandigarh, Aug 18 : Punjab Government has brought journalists under its recently launched flagship universal health insurance scheme ‘Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana’ (SSBY).
Around 4,500 journalists are expected to benefit from this scheme, under which the state government had extended the Prime Minister’s Sehat Bima Yojana beyond Below Poverty Line (BPL) familities to a total of 42.5 lakh families with effect from July 1.
All journalists accredited to the state government or holding yellow cards will be eligible to be covered under the scheme, according to an official spokesperson. The state government will bear the entire premium under the scheme for nearly 400 private hospitals empanelled in Punjab.
The government had decided recently to extend the PMJAY scheme to provide cashless health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh per family per year.(UNI)