SHIMLA,18.07.19-Health Minister Vipin Singh Parmar today said that as many as 6.38 lakh cards have been issued till 15th July, 2019 in the state including the tribal areas under Himcare scheme.

He said that the benefit of this scheme is being given to those families who are not covered under Ayushman Bharat or any other scheme providing medical reimbursement facility.

The Minister said that keeping in view the tough topography of the state, government is according top priority to the health sector so that every person sitting up to the remotest areas could avail health facilities near to his home.

Vipin Singh Parmar said that various schemes and programmes initiated by the state government are proving very effective to provide best health care facilities to the poor and needy. Besides, the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna is covering around 50 crore beneficiaries in the country. This scheme is also being implemented in Himachal Pradesh and all the 4,83,643 families registered under national health insurance scheme have been brought under the ambit of this scheme. He added that the financial assistance of rupees five lakh is being given per year for medical treatment to the beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat Yojna.