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Meghalaya CM thanks Modi for replicating state’s health insurance scheme


Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for replicating the Megha Health Insurance Scheme, one of many flagship programme launched by the state’s Congress authorities, on the nationwide stage.

In his Budget 2018-19 speech on Thursday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley introduced a flagship National Health Protection Scheme below which Rs 5 lakh cowl shall be offered per yr to 10 crore poor and weak households within the nation.

“The Central government in fact invited the State government to present this exemplary health initiative to other states. I must thank him (Prime Minister) for replicating the scheme,” Sangma instructed IANS over cellphone.

Noting that Megha Health Insurance Scheme is among the transformations within the state’s health sector, he stated: “There is no programme as inclusive as ours. Our scheme did not confined only to BPL (Below Poverty Line) families, but we extended it to everybody….”

“Not just this health scheme, we have one of the best Intensive Care Units in government Ganesh Das hospital and Tura hospital. We have made it slow but steady progress in health care sector. And the most important is that we have been able to take care of the expenditure for the medical treatment,” he added.

On Modi’s allegation concerning the state’s “poor” health sector, Sangma stated that “it was unfortunate for the Prime Minister… obviously because he did not do his homework properly”.

The Chief Minister additionally exuded confidence that his celebration will retain energy in Meghalaya, whereas saying the outcomes of the Rajasthan bypolls the place the celebration wrested two parliamentary and one meeting seat from the ruling BJP a sign “people’s actual anger and frustration” in opposition to the BJP and an indication that Congress will return to energy within the 2019 normal elections.

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