GOVERNMENT WOULD LAUNCH ‘HAKSHELGI TENGBANG’ ON 1STJAN. 2018: CM
Imphal, December 15, 2017 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that the government is planning to introduce a new healthcare scheme ‘Hakshelgi Tengbang’(Manipur Health Protection Scheme) on 1st January, 2018. This was stated by him while briefing the media persons on the occasion of ‘Meeyamgi Numit’ held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.
Hundreds of people turned up on the Meeyamgi Numit to address their grievances to the Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh at CM’s Secretariat. The Chief Minister attended to as many as about 620 complaints and personally met nearly 1500 people from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Speaking to media persons, Chief Minister said that Hakshelgi Tengbang scheme would provide a cashless benefit upto Rs.2 lakh per year per BPL/AAY family on floater basis. He stated that five Companies have participated in the biding process and one Company has been selected for providing the health insurance scheme to the poor and needy people of the State. The selected Company in collaboration with the Panchayats/local clubs would conduct a joint survey for identifying the real/needy people. He lamented that there were manipulations in issuing the BPL cards in the past so a fresh survey is being needed to identify the real/needy beneficiaries. He said that if the government rely on the existing BPL/AAY card holders then many real/needy people would be left out and might not get the benefits of the scheme. Camps would begin soon in various areas of the State to identify the poorest of the poor, he added. He believed that widows and poorest of the poor etc. would get proper benefits from the scheme.
Chief Minister stressed that among several grievances, many came for providing medical treatment, financial assistance and seeking livelihood on Meeyamgi Numit. Mentioning on improving health sector in the State, Chief Minister said that a new scheme for persons with disability “CM gi Sotharabasingi Tengbang” was launched recently. However many persons with disability came here today due to lack of proper publicity about the scheme to the people, he added. He further said that officials of Social Welfare Department have been deputed here to assist the needy people and forms are being provided to the needy people.
Stating the importance of Neuro Surgery Department at JNIMS, Chief Minister said that the Neuro Surgery Department would be opened soon. The required infrastructure and machinery have already bought and 6 Nurses are being given special hands-on training to assist the doctors in Neuro Surgery Department, he added. The Operation theatre is almost ready for use, he added. Condemning the acid attack incident happened in the State, Chief Minister said that such attack is first of its kind in the State and the government would deal the matter seriously. Such attack is ‘crime against human’, he added. He further stated that the government would provide free medical treatment to the victim. The government is also planning to provide livelihood to the victim’s family, he added. To curb such incidents in future, he said, the case would be brought before the Fast Track Court which as set up for crime against women.
Chief Minister stated that programmes/awareness regarding the organ transplant from the dead bodies would be started soon in the State. Seeking people’s support, Chief Minister stated that such organ transplant would save many lives in the State.
On the occasion, Chief Minister released a half yearly bilingual journal titled “Phijeegi Mani Laktagee”(The Hidden Treasure). The journal is being published by Relief Centre for the Welfare of Differently Abled Persons, Manipur.