Staff Reporter

NAMAKKAL: Over 3.5 lakh people in the district had been photographed for the distribution of identity cards under the Kalaignar Insurance Scheme for Life Saving Treatments in Namakkal district, Collector U. Sagayam has said.

Inaugurating a tree plantation drive in Kurumbalamahadevi village panchayat here recently, the Collector said that the State Government launched the scheme to make quality health care and life-saving treatments accessible to poor families.

All families with an annual income of Rs. 72,000 or less would benefit from the scheme.

Each family will enjoy benefits up to Rs. 1 lakh for certain procedures in private hospitals and pay wards in government hospitals.

Complete cashless transactions will be allowed up to the insured amount.

The government identified a total of 51 procedures, which would be covered under the scheme.

A total of Rs. 517.30 crore was allotted for the implementation during the current financial year.

Over 900 persons from Namakkal district had been given treatment in private hospitals.