As the social health insurance plays a vital role in protecting people from catastrophic health expenditure the State Government in the Cabinet meeting held here today approved implementing of the ‘Mukhya Mantri State Health Care Scheme’(MMSHCS) from financial year 2015-16.
The meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh after the Cabinet observed two minutes silence for paying tributes to the departed soul of former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
The MMSHCS would be provided to as many as 1.50 lakh beneficiaries which will also include Ekal Naaris, Senior Citizens above 80 years of age, Anganwari workers/helpers and Mid-day meal workers, Daily Wage and part time workers of State, Autonomous Bodies, Societies, Rogi Kalyan Samities (RKS), Boards and Corporation who were not covered under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna or any other medical reimbursement scheme.
The Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that beneficiaries would be identified by the concerned department/Panchayat Secretary. The beneficiary would be eligible for coverage of the financial costs of in-patient health care services and certain specified day-care procedures not requiring hospitalisation.
He said that there was a provision for reasonable pre and post-hospitalisation expenses for one day prior and five day after hospitalisation, besides provision for transport allowance.
The State government would contribute 100 percent as a provision of Rs. 12 crore has been kept to meet out the expenditure under MMSHCS during the current fiscal.
The smarts cards will be active from 1st January 2016 and the beneficiary can avail benefit till December 2020, added he.
OTHER CABINET DECISIONS
Decks were cleared to construct Mini-Secretariat at Sujanpur Tihra by demolishing the sub-divisional office to house various offices under single roof. The Cabinet gave its nod to dismantle the old building of Sub
divisional officer/Tehsil office to pave the way for construction of Mini Secretariat.
The Cabinet accorded its approval for co-contribution of Rs 1000 per annum by the State Government in each account holder for next three years who join the Atal Pension Yojna as per the Budgetary announcement of Chief Minister in the age group of 18 to 40 years. It was further approved that the government would make co-contribution in the account of only those families/workers/subscribers etc who have enrolled under the Yojna and are contributing the due amount in their pension accounts, to become eligible for State governments co-contribution
The Cabinet approved to increase the bed capacity to 50 each in Civil Hospital Kandaghat and Civil Hospital Junga. Besides, up-gradation of CHC Amb to Civil Hospital was also accorded approval by the Cabinet. The Cabinet also gave its nod to upgrade bed capacity of Civil Hospital Theog from existing 50 to 150.
The Cabinet gave its approval to exclude the Kamand Planning area in Mandi district from HP Town and Country Planning Act and de-notify the same in public interest.
Nod was given by the Cabinet to develop proposed multi-level parking cum commercial complex through PPP mode on Built Operate and Transfer basis (BOT) at Janchu-Ka-Nallah, Mohal Seri in district Mandi. The Cabinet also approved construction of proposed parking cum commercial complex at Vikas Nagar Shimla.
CABINET GAVE NOD TO CREATE/FILL AROUND 700 POSTS,
523 POST IN HEALTH DEPARTMENT ALONE
The Cabinet gave its nod to fill as many as 500 posts of paramedical staff in Health and Family Welfare department on Rogi Kalyan Samiti basis either by direct recruitment, promotions or on batch wise basis. Nod was given to fill one post each of Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in the CTVS department besides one post of Assistant Professor in Department of Neurosurgery in IGMC Shimla. It approved creation of two posts of designated officers in the department of Health and Safety Regulation with one post for the headquarter in Shimla and the other in Kinnaur. It also
gave consent to create three posts of various categories for each Primary Health Centre Dharogra in Shimla district and in PHC Kholanal (Bali-Chowki) in district Mandi besides creating five posts of various categories in Community Health Centre Bathri in Chamba district. Apart from this it allowed creating 10 post of various category in newly upgraded Community Health Centre at Baddi.
The Cabinet also accorded approval to fill by direct recruitment as many as 112 posts of Junior Engineers (civil) and five posts of Junior Engineer (mechanical) on contract basis through direct recruitment. It also decided to fill 10 vacant posts of Assistant Engineers (civil) through direct recruitment on contract basis in Irrigation and Public Health department. Besides it was also decided to fill 13 posts of various categories on contract basis in Town and Country Planning department and nine posts of different categories in Printing and Stationary department.
The Cabinet decided to create three posts of Assistant Sub Inspectors and 18 posts of constables in Police department for district Kullu. It also accorded approval to fill two posts of District Public Relations/Information officers by way of direct recruitment on contract basis.
Bills and Acts
The Cabinet gave its approval to table the Himachal Pradesh Fruit Nurseries Registration and Regulation Bill 2015 in the ensuing Vidhan Sabha session.