According to an official release here, the order will ensure those from farming community get quality treatment, which in turn will result in their healthy lilfe and better productivity.
'The Chief Minister is concerned very much about the welfare of farmers,' the release said and added: 'Hence she has ordered that those registered with the Farmers' Protection Scheme are covered under the Chief Minister's Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme'.
The insurance scheme kickstarted by Jayalalithaa in January this year covers a family for a sum of Rs four lakh for four years. (Rs one lakh per year). For some specific treatments, Rs 1.50 lakh cover is being provided.
Also, the Chief Minister today sanctioned Rs 9.93 crore towards
purchase of necessary equipment and other accessories for a cancer treatment centre at the Government Royapettah Hospital here.
Jayalalithaa allocated Rs 9.93 crore towards purchase of new medical equipment, accessories and creation of 83 medical and para-medical vacancies, the release said.
A new building was coming up at a cost of Rs 17 crore to accommodate the exclusive cancer treatment centre, it added.
The Chief Minister's Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme, being implemented through the United India Insurance Company Ltd (a public sector insurer headquartered at Chennai) will provide free treatment in government and private hospitals to the members of any family whose annual family income is less than Rs 72,000.
The scheme provides for cashless hospitalisation facility for certain specified ailments/procedures. It provides a coverage up to Rs one lakh per family a year on a floater basis for ailments and procedures. For certain specified ailments and procedures of critical nature, the overall limit is increased from Rs one lakh to Rs 1.5 lakh.
The scheme covers 1,016 procedures, 113 follow up procedures and 23 diagnostic procedures. The cost of tests required for treatment would also be part of the insurance cover.