PUNJAB BOOSTS ENROLMENT PROCESS FOR ‘BHAGAT POORAN SINGH SEHAT BIMA YOJANA’

Aimed at giving a ‘healing touch’ to the poor and disadvantaged sections of the state, Punjab government has boosted the enrolment campaign for Bhagat Pooran Singh Sehat Bima Yojana to ensure cashless health insurance cover upto Rs. 50,000 for all 28 lakhs blue card holder families enrolled under Atta-Dal scheme. State government has set a target of enrolling 50000 Blue card holders per day under this campaign to complete the enrolment process at the earliest.bhagat

Recently, Mr. Sarvesh Kaushal, Chief Secretary Punjab reviewed the progress of the scheme with Principal Secretary Health, MD Punjab Health System Corporation, Representatives of United Insurance India Company, Representatives of Third Party Administrators and all the Deputy Commissioners of the State through Video Conferencing.

During this review meeting timelines of the enrolment process, issues in the process and other details of the scheme were discussed in detail, and the Chief Secretary asked all the Deputy Commissioners to utilise current enrolment kits to full capacity, resolve all the coordination issues with Insurance Company, Third Party Administrators (TPAs) and software/Aadhaar issues with Food & Civil Supplies department to achieve 100% target within timelines.

The representative of United Insurance Companies and TPAs have been asked to resolve all UID/Aadhaar integration software issues with Department of Food & Civil Supplies in next 3 days. All the TPAs were also asked to carry a backup connectivity to ensure that all enrollment kits are utilized to full capacity.

To ensure effective implementation of the scheme, all the DCs were asked to get the route plans of the enrollment kits & manpower finalized under their supervision and also to have regular meetings with TPA & BSNL officials to resolve any of connectivity or coordination issues.

The officials of Health Department will arrange for 150 more enrolment kits for the field and will also finalize the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be followed by all the stakeholders of the scheme including United Insurance Company, TPAs, DCs and the enrollment agents.

Under  Bhagat Pooran Singh Sehat Bima Yojana approximately 3.78 lakh beneficiaries have already been enrolled. All the beneficiaries of this scheme will be issued smart cards which will enable them to avail free medical services. In the recently held cabinet meeting coverage under the scheme has been increased from Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 50,000 and compensation up to Rs. 5 lakh will also be given in case of accidental death and disability. In future, the farmers and the industrial traders of the State will also be covered under the scheme.

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