Health cover for cashless treatment of government employees gets Cabinet nod

Health cover for cashless treatment of  government employees gets Cabinet nod

The State Cabinet on Thursday cleared a health insurance scheme ‘Jyothi Sanjeevini’ that proposes to provide cashless treatment for six lakh government employees and their families in select hospitals.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, Law Minister T B Jayachandra said all the six lakh government  employees and their dependent family members, including parents, will be covered under the scheme.

The government has earmarked Rs 93 crore for the scheme.

The scheme will cover more than 400 procedures related to ailments like cardiovascular  neurological, renal, burns among others, to be implemented by the Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Trust.

 The new scheme will replace the present system of government employees getting their medical bills reimbursed.

In another decision, the State Cabinet gave its go-ahead for recruitment of 1,298 assistant professors for first grade colleges by conducting a common entrance test (CET).

The minister said special rules will be framed for the recruitment process. The Cabinet gave its nod for establishing three new government engineering colleges at Navalgund, Challakere and Koppal.

 The Cabinet also decided to withdraw cases filed against Social Welfare Minister H Anjaneya and Congress leader M G Puttaswamy for violation of election code of conduct in 2009 by campaigning beyond 10 pm in Davangere.

 The decision will be forwarded to the Election Commission of India, Jayachandra said.

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