Ensuring health in Tamil Nadu
Since the launch of the CHIS, Madras Medical College (MMC) and eight other affiliated hospitals have so far treated close to 14,000 patients, says Dr V Kanagasabai, dean, MMC. “Out of the R14-crore reimbursement, around R9 crore has been spent towards buying equipment and developing infrastructure... Apportioning 15% of the CHIS income as staff reward further boosts the service sentiment of the staff when extending care to the under-privileged sections,” he adds.
The CHIS was officially launched by the chief minister by handing out a cheque of R183.64 crore towards the initial premium payment to the PSU insurer United India Insurance. A total annual premium sum of R750 crore has been earmarked for the CHIS.
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