Indian Government in talks for Healthcare Scheme for Senior Citizens
Published By : 21 May 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
The government in India is planning to launch a health care scheme targeted at senior citizens of the country as part of its social security program. Sources close to the matter said that this scheme will be funded by way of unclaimed deposits that are available with the government. Sources added that the law in the country has already been revised as part of the budget exercise.
As part of the revision, the Indian government will now be able to put in a few thousand crores towards the health care scheme. The source added that the government is working out a threshold and senior citizens beyond that threshold will be considered to be covered by the health care scheme.
The country suffers from the absence of proper government medical facilities and health care has been identified as a vital link that has been missing for senior citizens. Senior citizens usually have to depend on members of the family to be taken care of in their old age.
The central government of India has unveiled a scheme called the PM’s Jan Dhan Yojana. This scheme provides banking facilities to all those households that are not a part of the regular banking system. This scheme has enabled the flow of nearly INR 15,000 crore into the financial system that was simply lying idle in households.
Earlier this month, three social security programs were launched the Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi. These schemes are accident insurance scheme for INR 12 a year, life insurance for INR 330 a year, and a pension plan. All these schemes have been a major success and more than six crore people have benefited from them.