Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar launched the Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana, the flagship scheme of the Goa government, at Kala Academy here.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Parrikar stated the government has fulfilled most of its promises given to the people of Goa at the time of elections.
Highlighting various schemes such as Graham Aadhar, Ladli Laxmi, Old Age scheme that were introduced by his government in Goa after taking over the reigns, he said each scheme had been introduced after studying the social problems and making effort to give solace to the people.
Goa Chief Minster Laxmikant Parsekar said the Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana covers hospitalisation in government and empaneled private hospitals.
The scheme, he said, provides health insurance for entire resident population of the state who are residing in Goa for five years or more.
Spelling out the other benefits of the Scheme, he said it covers a cashless hospitalisation upto Rs 2.5 lakh for family up to three members and up to Rs four lakh for a family of four or more members.
As regards registration charges, Mr Parsekar said Rs 200 will be charged for a family of three and less, while Rs 300 will be charged for a family of four and above.
Concession of 50 per cent will be given for OBC, SC, ST and differently-able Head of the family, he informed and said the registration will begin from next week and the scheme will beimplemented from August 15 this year.
The Chief Minister said several projects in the field of Health such as a nursing school of 100-student intake capacity, hospitals, primary healthcare centres (PHC) and CHC have been upgraded and converted into hospitals.
The medical seats at the Goa Medical College has been increased from 100 to 150, he said and informed that they want to further raise it to 200.
Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent announcement about raising the retirement age of doctors, Mr Parsekar said that the Goa government intends to raise the retirement age of doctorsfrom 60 to 62 years and medical teaching staff from 60 to 65 years.
Cabinet ministers and MLAs, among others, were present on the occasion.