Govt decides to enroll all uncovered households under CMUHIS

tuki vjhgjyhgITANAGAR, Sept 15: The State Government has decided to cover all uncovered families under the Chief Minister’s Universal Health Insurance Scheme in this financial year for a healthier state by facilitating hassle-free cashless treatment to its citizens in empanelled hospitals.

More reputed and specialised hospitals like Medanta, NEIGRIMS, Apollo, CMC Vellore, Gangaram Hospitals, Ramakrishna Mission, etc are also in the pipeline for government empanellment, it was assured.

On the second day of the second phase of the State Development Council (SDC) meet held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki here today, the Department of Health Services has been advised to coordinate with the insurance company to take the Universal Health Insurance Scheme to those households still uncovered.

It was resolved that the department would facilitate posting of regular insurance company staff at Pasighat and Itanagar for enrolling families under the scheme.

In order to streamline the enrolment process, the department would also review consideration of EPIC and census records of citizens for enrolment under the insurance scheme, which is touted as one of the best policies in South East Asia.

In a major decision, the Government directed the Health and Education departments to collect data on places of postings of their respective employees and rationalise placement of officials and staff equitably in all districts of the state within one month.

The Chief Minister asserted that the Health Department needs to review its transfer and posting policy particularly with regards to CHCs and PHCs. He made it clear that all the CHCs and PHCs have to be made functional with systematic transfer and posting of medical staff. The department submitted that the Government will focus on making functional all defunct centers instead of creating more health centers.

The Chief Minister informed that the Government is initiating to constitute a committee to look into and streamline the issue of transfer and postings in various departments.

The Health Department has also been directed to ensure posting of medicine inspectors in all the districts and initiate construction of a boundary wall for the Arun City project at Pachin village in coordination with the district administration.

In a major morale booster to students, the Government assured to release their stipend in three installments – on 1st June, 1st September and 1st December.

Acknowledging the role of NGO run schools in the state, the Government decided to frame a proper policy with guidelines to facilitate financial assistance to such schools.

Education department has been also directed to include boundary wall, science laboratories, etc while submitting any proposal for school buildings and to keep on record the physical status of all schools and compile a database, which would be helpful for renovation and other developmental works in future.

The meeting that lasted for more than six hours also decided that training centers with all facilities such as kitchen and necessary equipment would be established for training and orientation of Supervisors and Anganwadis and also to establish rehabilitation centers for drug and alcohol addicts.

Flagship programmes like Vidya and CM’s Global Education programme would continue with committed funding from the government. While Vidya would cover more girl students, Smart Classes would be introduced in schools this year.

The departments covered in today’s SDC meeting were Health & Family Welfare, Women & Child Development, Social Justice & Empowerment and Tribal Affairs, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Higher & Technical Education, UD & Housing and Town Planning.

src: arunachal times