Manipur soon to introduce Health care insurance scheme for widows
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 14-Jul-2017

Imphal, July 14: My government in Manipur committed to bringing inclusive development in the state and no variation would be there among hills and valley, said Chief Minister N Biren Singh. He also noted that the new government’s commitment is to serve the needy and poor people of the state, so the government needs the support of the people.

CM stated, “New government in Manipur is formed with certain missions to bring inclusive development in the state”.

Speaking at the the inaugural ceremony of Free Computer Training Programme for youths of Heingang A/C, the N Biren Singh appreciating Institute of Computer Sciences and Management (ICSM) for their relentless effort to impart free computer education to the young students of the Heingang area and said that such ‘Digital literacy programmes’ should be extended to other areas including the Hill districts of the State.

With these three months of the new government, N. Biren Singh informed, “the government has been conducting intensified mass drives against drugs and other intoxicants and the government would try its best to ensure for a healthy mind and body for the people of the State”. He also stressed that the rate of drug addiction is alarming in the State and we all should strive to bring victims of drug abuse into the mainstream of our Society.

CM also highlighted that the government is planning to introduce a Health Care Insurance scheme for widows, who have lost their husbands due to substance abuse and alcohol under the Minorities and Other Backwards Classes department, would be introduced by next year. A financial support of Rs. 2 lacs would be provided to the Below Poverty Line families (around 2.43 lacs) under the new health insurance scheme, he added. He further asserted that the government would bear the premium amount of the insurance policy.

The ceremony was organised by Information and Cultural Society at Manipur (ICSM) held at Liberal College of Luwangsangbam.