The Central Government today launched the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima
Yojana, a health insurance scheme, for workers in the unorganised
The scheme envisages providing smart card-based cashless health
insurance cover upto 30,000 rupees annually to the people living Below
Poverty Line (BPL). It will also cover hospitalisation charges.
A sum of 250 crore rupees has been earmarked for the scheme in the
current fiscal. 120 districts of the country are being covered in the
first phase in the current fiscal.
Smart Cards have already been issued in Haryana and Rajasthan to be
followed by Delhi.
The scheme was launched on October 1, 2007.
The Centre has already issued guidelines to the states to ensure
smooth implementation of the yojana.