Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu chairs first meeting of Chief Minister’s Arogya Arunachal Society (CMAAS)

Pema Khandu
Pema Khandu

A Correspondent

ITANAGAR: Chief Minister Pema Khandu chaired the first Governing Body meeting of the newly created Chief Minister’s Arogya Arunachal Society (CMAAS), which was earlier called Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister’s Universal Health Insurance Society (APCMUHIS) at his office on Thursday. It was also attended by Health Minister Alo Libang, Health Commissioner and Governing Body members.

Khandu reviewed the status of the scheme and its preparedness. He asked the Governing Body members to go on a war footing for enrolment of people so that almost every family reaps the benefit of the benevolent scheme. He also urged the concerned authorities to finalize deals with reputed hospitals for empanelment. The Chief Minister also stressed on setting up kiosks in the districts so that people are made aware of the scheme and get them enrolled.

As per the guidelines, all APST citizens, government employees and those having resident certificates can avail the benefits after registration by producing relevant documents like APST certificate, Aadhar card or resident certificate. While directing the authorities to take the scheme on mission mode, Khandu said as soon as it takes off the practice of providing medical assistance from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund will be completely stopped.