Tamil Nadu hikes health insurance cover to ₹5 lakh

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on November 30, 2018

Tamil Nadu government on Friday announced the hike of health insurance coverage from ₹2 lakh to ₹5 lakh which will benefit 1.58 crore families.

The increase in coverage will benefit over 1.58 crore families registered under the government's health scheme, who can now avail no-cost treatment upto ₹5 lakh per year, a government release stated. The Chief Minister said following the requests made by the beneficiaries, he issued orders to increase the insurance cover to ₹5 lakh from the existing ₹2 lakh.

Till date 26.96 lakh people to the tune of ₹5,133 crore have been benefitted from Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme, the release added.

Published on November 30, 2018

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