Ranchi : Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said a medical insurance of Rs two lakh would be launched for Below Poverty Line (BPL) people of the state for treatment of serious ailments.
Besides, insurance of Rs 50,000 for common disease for such people would also be started, Das said while addressing a programme organised by the Health, Medical Education and Family Welfare department here.
Stating that dialysis facility would be started in eight districts within the next one-and-a-half month, Das said BPL families earning Rs 72,000 per annum would be provided free dialysis, an official release said here.
He said that all districts would have the facility in the next six months.
The chief minister said e-medicine was being initiated to make medicine and health related materials available online.
Seven nursing colleges would be opened in the state this year and tribal women would be imparted nursing training and given employment, he said.
AYUSH education was also being encouraged and a separate directorate would be set up, he said.
To combat malnutrition, food would be given to children and pregnant women in 12 districts by vans (in the first phase), the chief minister said and appealed to the affluent to help the malnourished children.