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Punjab launches healthcare service 6.74 L farmers to benefit

Punjab launches healthcare service 6.74 L farmers to benefit

Chandigarh: In a bid to provide better health facilities to farmers, Punjab government has launched ‘Bhagat Puran Singh Sehat Bima Yojana’ scheme under which cashless health care services will be provided to eligible farmers.

The government has registered 6.74 lakh J-form holder farmers, who sell their produce to the established purchase centres of the Punjab Mandi Board, an official spokesperson of the Agriculture Department said.

The Punjab government will pay Rs 14.82 crore approximately as premium under this scheme for farmers’ health insurance.

He further said that farmers and their families will be provided health cover up to Rs 50,000 for their treatment, whereas a compensation of Rs 5 lakh in case of the death of the head of the family or in the case of any eventuality causing 100 per cent disability to that person.

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