Medical Insurance Scheme for Government Employees in Tamil Nadu – Finance Secretary Krishnan has ordered the addition of 54 hospitals. Tamil Nadu Finance Secretary Krishnan has ordered to add 52 more hospitals to the free insurance scheme for Tamil Nadu government employees. Five hospitals already operating under the Government Employees Insurance Scheme have been eliminated. Some treatments are included in addition to the existing treatments in the insurance plan. An additional 52 hospitals have been added under the scheme as an additional benefit to government employees.
Old Insurance Scheme:
The then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palani Samy, had set aside a corpus fund of Rs 2.5 crore under a new health insurance scheme to treat government employees and pensioners affected by the coronavirus. Treatment under this scheme is available at embalmed hospitals. The decision to create the corpus fund was taken by a committee set up under Umanath, the managing director of the Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation. It is noteworthy that this committee was set up to recommend ceiling rates for the treatment of civil servants and pensioners affected by COVID-19.
At present, under the Medicare scheme, the sum insured for the family of a civil servant for four years is fixed at Rs. 4 lakhs. Government and private hospitals are covered under this Medicare scheme. Only hospitals covered by the insurance plan can receive a small amount of treatment. All these medical expenses will be reimbursed in a lump sum to the particular hospital.
In this situation, Tamil Nadu Finance Secretary Krishnan has ordered to add 52 more hospitals to the free insurance scheme for Tamil Nadu government employees.