Medical cover under the Chiranjeevi health scheme increased

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  • The medical cover under the Chiranjeevi health scheme has been increased from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 25 lakh annually per family, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced Friday while presenting the state’s Budget for 2023-24.
  • He said now economically-weaker section (EWS) families will also be able to avail the benefits of this scheme for free.
  • The chief minister said families other than those below the poverty line (BPL) and EWS can also avail of benefits of the state’s ambitious Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojana by paying a fixed yearly premium of Rs 850.
  • The state government will open medical colleges in Pratapgarh, Jalore, and Rajsamand. After this, there will be medical colleges in all the districts of Rajasthan.

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