The first of its kind, the Chief Minster’s Health Insurance was launched by the state CM in Nagaland on October 14th. The state government has collaborated with Oriental Insurance Company Ltd in order to get this scheme into operations. The CMHIS according to the CM will expand the coverage of insurance benefits over those insured under the Prime Minister’s Ayushman Bharat Bharat scheme.
Under the scheme the people will have an assurance of better access to healthcare services ever since. This project aims to help prevent hardships in case of hospitalizations that require substantial expenditure said CM in his address during the launching program.
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With the launch Nagaland has become the second state in the Northeastern region to have universal health coverage taking India forward to releasing its Sustainable Development Goal of universal health access. As many as 12,000 hospitals have been recorded in the NHA-IT Platform that will offer facilities under the CMHIS scheme.
Beneficiaries can enroll themselves on the online enrolment platform. Besides this free assistance was also provided for a fortnight across the state at dedicated locations for e-verification. All hospitals have also been instructed to immediately enroll on the onine portal in order to be able to provide services at the earliest.
National Health Authority, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Dr R. S. Sharma addressed the program virtually and termed the scheme a significant milestone.