Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma formally launched the Mukhya Mantri Lok Sewak Arogya Yojana, an online medical bill reimbursement scheme for State Government’s employees, pensioners and their dependents.
Medical bills under the scheme shall be reimbursed at rates equivalent to that of Central Government Health Schemes (CGHS). “These bills shall be credited directly towards the accounts of the claimant within a stipulated time frame. The option of cashless payment shall also be introduced in phases,” the Chief Minister said while launching the scheme on October 2.
Speaking at the ceremonial launch held at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra International Auditorium in Guwahati, Dr. Sarma exuded confidence that the Mukhya Mantri Lok Sewak Arogya Yojana shall be able to do away with red-tapes and provide relief to Government employees by simplifying the process of reimbursement of medical bills.
He said that one can get his or her medical bills reimbursed for treatment at any hospital of their choice, a departure from the earlier norm that required one to get treated only at Government-empanelled hospitals for bills to be successfully processed.
“Paperwork to make medical treatment benefits under the cashless scheme in as many hospitals as possible is in progress. From April 1, treatments for Government employees at medical colleges across the State and AIIMS at Changsari shall be made cashless. From October 2, 2024, treatments under the scheme at leading hospitals across the country shall also be made cashless,” said Dr Sarma.
The old system of medical reimbursement shall continue to be operational for those employees unwilling to shift to Mukhya Mantri Lok Sewak Arogya Yojana, the Chief Minister said.