February 10, 2015
Health insurance for BPL families – Bengal shows the way
West Bengal Government, under the leadership of CM Ms Mamata Banerjee, is committed to the mission “Health for all.” From fair price shops to fair price diagnostic centres to free beds, WB has witnessed a sea change in health infrastructure.
At present, West Bengal has enrolled more than 56 lakh BPL families for scheme of health insurance. West Bengal is at number 2, only after Bihar, in terms of enrolment. All 19 districts are covered under the scheme. 602 hospitals are enlisted for the scheme which includes 544 private hospitals and 62 public hospitals.
Shown below is performance of the top 5 states: