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Meet on health insurance begins in Chennai

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 26, 2016, 6:30 am IST
Updated Aug 26, 2016, 6:48 am IST
The conference saw the participation of 40 delegates.
State health minister C. Vijaya Baskar inaugurates the two-day conference on health insurance on Thursday. Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan and others look on. (Photo: DC)
 State health minister C. Vijaya Baskar inaugurates the two-day conference on health insurance on Thursday. Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan and others look on. (Photo: DC)

Chennai: ‘Bonne Sante 16’ a two-day international conference, organised by the state government, to discuss the role of health insurance in universal health coverage, was inaugurated on Thursday.

The conference is aimed at serving as a way forward to improve the quality of services in an accessible, affordable and easy way, with international standards, to all sections of society.

 

The conference saw the participation of 40 delegates, including those from other countries, and officials from both the state and Central governments to discuss various dimensions for enriching the available schemes.

‘The Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme is one of the flagship programmes of CM J. Jayalalithaa. United India Insurance Company has partnered with the Government for the same,” said health minister Dr C. Vijaya Baskar.

Over 1.58 smart cards have been issued so far and 751 hospitals, including 159 government hospitals, have been empanelled as of now, he said. 

 

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