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Hospitals in Delhi to provide concessions to NE people

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, June 28: In what could be termed as a respite for the people of the Northeastern states, 32 best Delhi hospitals have agreed to provide concessions in medical treatment to the people of the region working in unorganised private companies besides, students, lawyers, media persons under their Reach Out Initiatives programme. Delhi IGP Robin Hibu who, is also a nodal officer for Northeast People, has been pursuing with the top hospitals including Fortis, Medanta, Apollo, Max Health Care and many others to provide subsidized treatment to the people of Northeast. It is said that more than 11 lakhs NE people are either working in private sectors or studying in Delhi and tiol Capital Region and most of them do not have any medical insurance or facilities, nor they can avail the central government health scheme (CGHS) like government servants. “The NE people working in Delhi or NCR are left to pay for their medical treatments from their meagre salaries, leaving no scope for them to save money nor back money to their old parents back home,” Hibu said. On modalities for availing the concession, he said the people have to have referral letter from his office to be sent with attested ID card to particular hospital as per patient’s choice with his/her origil identity card, to avoid any impersotion.  “This facility can be availed only by NE employees in any private companies/shops and NE students studying in Delhi, not for CGHS beneficiaries,” he added. Hibu also informed that a thanksgiving function would be soon organised by the Northeast people of Delhi in July next, wherein all CEOs, CMD and MDs of 32 Hospital would be honoured with mementos and letter of appreciation by Central Ministers from NE region.

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