December 07, 2010

Himachal to provide free medicines to poor

The Himachal Pradesh government Wednesday announced it would provide medicines free of cost to people living below poverty line (BPL) in the state.

Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, at a function in Sirmaur district, announced that under the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhaya BPL Security Yojna, each below-poverty-line family would get 38 medicines free of cost in the government hospitals of the state. Around three lakh BPL families would be benefited.

The government has already launched the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna or national health insurance scheme, under which it has tied up with the New India Insurance Company Limited to provide an insurance cover of Rs.30,000 to each family.

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