Chandigarh, 23 November:
Today, a meeting was convened under the chairmanship of Health & Family Welfare Minister Mr Balbir Singh Sidhu with the e-card generation agency and departments under the Scheme such as Punjab Mandi Board and Labour department who are participating in Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna. It was observed that till date 45 lakh e-cards have got generated under the Scheme and 4.66 lakh beneficiaries have availed cashless treatment of worth Rs. 528.08 crores in the empanelled hospitals across the State.
Mr Sidhu said that till now, the top 5 districts leading in e-card generation are Ludhiana, Amritsar, Patiala, Fazilka and Jalandhar. He also reviewed the plan of the e-card generation agency and instructed them to issue e-cards to the entire beneficiary population within next 6 months and gave a minimum target of generation of at least 10,000 e-cards per day to the agency.
The Health Minister emphasized that Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna is a flagship health insurance programme of the State and hence it is to be assured that each and every beneficiary is issued a health card to make them aware of their eligibility under the Scheme and empower them with the right to avail benefits of the Scheme.
The Minister advised representative of Punjab Mandi Board to involve the Secretaries of Market Committees, who should coordinate with the e-card generation agency, for stationing of their operators in every Market Committee, so that e-cards can be generated for all eligible farmer families.
Mr. Sidhu desired that all departments should proactively participate in e-card generation drive for creating awareness amongst their respective beneficiaries to come out and get their e-cards generated.