May 11, 2015
Bengal gets international recognition for implementing health insurance scheme
World Bank and Global Alliances for Social Protection from GIZ (German Cooperation) have appreciated the excellent work being done by West Bengal Government in the implementation of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY).
The scheme provides cashless indoor treatment benefits up to Rs 30000 per family annually through a network of 1043 hospitals throughout West Bengal.
West Bengal has the highest number of active RSBY smart cards in any State in India, issued to 60 lakh families and extended benefits of Rs 225 Crores to 3.3 lakh insured persons in last one year.
Congratulating the team RSBY, WB CM wrote on Facebook:
“West Bengal also leads in coverage of RSBY amongst the BPL and vulnerable categories, and the first state to issue RSBY card in the name of Female as Head of the family.
I am very happy that Bengal has been invited to share their experience in social sector insurance in a global learning forum in Berlin being organised in June 2015 by World Bank and GIZ.
Bengal continues to show the way.”