Punjab Government Set to Launch a Universal Health Insurance Scheme

Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu State Government to launch its flagship universal health insurance scheme named “Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana(SSBY).

The Health scheme will be the first of its kind in the state and provide annual health cove of Rs. 5 lakh per family to 43.18 lakh families of Punjab.

Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu administered government hospitals, 364 private hospitals in Punjab where the beneficiaries would get the secondary and tertiary care treatment.

Around 14.86 lakh families will be covered under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM JAY). The cost of the premium for the families covered under the PM JAY by the Centre.

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