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Six working groups formed to shape ‘Modicare’

Six working groups  formed to shape ‘Modicare’

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Feb 2018 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Feb 16: The government on Friday formed six working groups to filise the structure and functioning of the tiol Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), popularly called “Modicare”, an official said.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, at the end of a two-day deliberations with 31 states and union territories, said six working groups were formed to “filise the contours of the scheme”.

“The objective of this consultation was to discuss with the states further details about the scheme, assess their preparedness, and to learn from the states which have good experience in implementing their own health insurance or assurance schemes,” said the ministry in a statement. The scheme, announced in the Union Budget on February 1, plans to cover 10 crore poor families, about 40 per cent of India’s population, with medical coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year. The six working groups are on processes, information technology, fraud detection and grievances, awareness generation, institutiol arrangement and continuum of care. The group on processes would recommend on details of various processes that would be incorporated in the broad operatiol guidelines for implementing NHPS, said the Health Ministry. (IANS)

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