Government of Meghalaya Launches Megha Health Insurance Scheme


Shillong, November 27, 2012: Government of Meghalaya (GoM), with advisorysupport from the MOU Govt of Meghalaya with ICICI(IFC) and the WorldBank, today signed an agreement with ICICI Lombard General Insurance CoLtd. (ICICI) to roll out a comprehensive health insurance scheme which willbenefit all the residents of the state. Christened the Megha HealthInsurance Scheme (MHIS), the scheme will provide all households in thestate with a financial cover of upto Rs 1,60,000 per year to coverin-patient services, irrespective of income levels.

The new health insurance scheme is among the first of its type acrossIndia. It uses the standard RSBY platform supported by the Ministry ofLabour and Employment, Government of India and expands the cover availableunder RSBY both in terms of universalizing the scheme across the entirepopulation instead of just those covered under the Below Poverty Line (BPL)List; and also in terms of deepening the scheme to provide an enhancedcover of upto Rs. 1,60,000 instead of Rs. 30,000, thereby providing for

cashless treatment of specified high cost and recurrent illnesses.The agreement was signed in Shillong by Mr. Meban R. Synrem, IAS, CEO,Megha Health Insurance Scheme and Secretary, Department of Health andFamily Welfare, and Mr. Pranab Sharma, Associate Vice President, ICICI

Lombard in the presence of the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma, Chief Secretary, Mr W M S Pariat, Commissioner & Secretary Health & Family Welfare, Mr D P Wahlang and representatives from the IFC and the World Bank. ICICI was selected as the insurer after a rigorous and competitive bidding process advised by the IFC in which bids were received from six leading insurers, resulting in a reduction in premium per household payable by the Government.

The scheme will be integrated with the existing public health system of Meghalaya by empanelling public sector hospitals as well as private hospitals in the State and engaging with the Govt Health Care providers through rigorous training and performance based incentives. The scheme will also augment the availability of advanced care facilities to the people of the State by requiring the insurance company to empanel tertiary care hospitals offering advance cardiac and cancer care services outside Meghalaya. The scheme will also maintain the country-wide portability inherent to the basic RSBY Scheme.

In the second phase, IFC and the World Bank will continue to provide advisory support to the Government for further enhancing the scope of coverage and benefits under the scheme.(SP News)


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11 Responses to "Government of Meghalaya Launches Megha Health Insurance Scheme"

  1. spad says:

    what is the premium cost

  2. vinay sharma says:

    where do we get registered for the scheme and what are the documents required for the same?

  3. Dilip Chanda says:

    I need this Megha Health Insurance Scheme because where i get this form can u plz help me

  4. Omg! Tremendously absorbing post. Now I am storing the particular page right now. Kudos

  5. Marc,farmville,5.5 miles says: a govt servant and i want to get my wife n kid registered.wat is the terms and conditions.disadvantages..etc

  6. Mac Marboh says:

    Sir,my parents couldn’t turn for the photography, on that very day since the machine was not working,as told by your staff ,which was held at Nongmensong.Can we go 4 photography in DHS Office,or is there any specific date for it,n how to know d date.

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