SWGH to begin MHIS IV registration next week

TURA: South West Garo Hills district will start registration for the fourth phase of Megha Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS IV) from January 14, 2019 at the DMHO’s office at Ampati. This was informed at the District Level Workshop on MHIS IV held at Ampati Circuit House on Friday, which was attended by the officials of the district administration, district health officials, teams from State Nodal Agency and Reliance General Insurance Co. Ltd as well as the stakeholders.

It may be mentioned that the government has raised the health insurance cover to Rs 5 lakh to provide quality healthcare to all households in the State barring State & central government employees. The State Nodal Agency signed a contract with Reliance General Insurance Co.Ltd in December last for its implementation in convergence with Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. The scheme can be utilized in all empanelled hospitals in Meghalaya and outside the state.

During the day long workshop, Jopskhem Lyngwa from the State Nodal Agency gave a presentation on MHIS IV and shared all the necessary information relating to MHIS IV and Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. He informed that the State will be undertaking registration drive for four months beginning from January where each beneficiary has to pay a registration fee of Rs. 30.

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In South West Garo Hills district the registration will begin from January 14 at the DMHO’s office which will act as a Static Registration Centre for the district. However since the overall process of registration is online there will be some select locations in the district which would be informed in due course of time.

Business Manager of Reliance General Insurance Co.Ltd, Wasim Hussain Siddiqui briefly highlighted on MHIS IV and his company’s status and the manpower associated with this project.

Earlier, Additional Deputy Commissioner, S.C. Laloo also addressed the participants in the workshop and assured full support from the District Administration to make the scheme a success.

DPM-MHIS, Sankar Hajong gave a presentation on MHIS I, II, III and explained about the select registration centre for the coming registration drive. He also stressed the need for giving wide awareness for the beneficiaries so that they carry necessary documents while coming for registration. Senior Medical Officers Dr. Lydia Marak and Dr. Finlay K Marak were among others who also addressed the workshop.

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