Narsana village becomes first in Rajasthan with 100% medical insurance cover


JAIPUR: The Narsana village in Jalore district of Rajasthan has grow to be the primary gram panchayat within the state to register all families for 10 lakh cashless medical insurance coverage under “Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojna”, a state flagship scheme.

The Yojna was began on May 1, 2021 with 5 lakh health coverage but later it was increased to 10 lakh. Over 12 lakh people have benefited under the scheme, and a sum of 1,400 crore has been spent.

Presenting a novel model, the district administration, with the assistance of donors and the health department, covered all of the families of the Narsana gram panchayat under the scheme.

Jalore district collector, Nishant Jain said the gram panchayat has 1,235 families, and all are covered under the Yojna. “There have been 428 families, which weren’t covered mechanically under the Yojna as they weren’t under categories covered freed from cost. On being effectively convinced by the sarpanch, block development officer and others, 248 of 428 families paid 850 each and got covered,” he said.

The Narsana villagers on the felicitation program.

Jain said for the remaining 180 families, Sarpanch, Santosh Kanwar and others approached local donor Tej Raj, who paid a premium of 1.53 lakh for the remaining families, and with that the complete village got covered.

“Working on the identical model, we’ve got identified 20 gram panchayats in 10 blocks and are targeting ‘100% medical insurance coverage’ of the families by the month end,” said Jain.

The insurance premium is free for eligible beneficiary families under the Food Security Act (NFSA) of the state registered within the free category, Socio Economic Census (SECC) 2011, contract staff working in all departments/boards/corporations/government corporations of the state, small and marginal farmers and pastoralists. The destitute and helpless families receiving the ex-gratia amount for the yr Covid-19 are included.


    Sachin Saini is Principal Correspondent with HT Rajasthan edition. He covers politics, tourism, forest, home, panchayati raj and rural development, and development journalism.
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