Deputy Commissioner Ramban, Mussarat Islam today discussed the modalities for smooth implementation of Niramaya Health Insurance Scheme for the welfare of person with Autism, Cerebral-Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities)here at a meeting held today in his office chambers.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Harbans Sharma and other concerned officers were present in the meeting.
The Niramaya Health Insurance Scheme covers Health expenses of the eligible persons to the extent of Rs. 1 Lakh for treatment of Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities which includes hospitalization charges, OPD charges including tests, treatment etc.
The DC directed the CMO, Dr. Kamal Zadoo, CEO, Dev Anand, AD FCS&CA, Sohab Latief, DSWO, Rahul Gupta, CDPO, Ramban, Ravindra Kour and Information Department to work in tandem to create awareness regarding the scheme so that needy and deserving beneficiaries get the benefits of the scheme.
The DC directed the CMO to start examination of disabilities of identified beneficiaries by organizing camps at CHC level. He also called for ensuring UDID registration of the beneficiaries requiring disability certificates.
The DC directed the CMO and CDPO to mobilize Anganwari and ASHA workers to start the identification of the persons with disabilities to achieve 100% saturation of the scheme. The CEO was directed to submit the list of the students with listed complications.
The DC further impressed upon all concerned officers to sensitize the public regarding the documents required for the process of registration besides disseminating information regarding the benefits available under the scheme.
Earlier, the DSWO apprised the meeting that the Niramaya Health Insurance Scheme provides affordable Health Insurance to persons with disabilities. This scheme has been launched by the National Trust, which comes under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
The scheme is being implemented in the district through the NGO - Muskan Foundation, he added.