Medical assistance scheme launched

: A new contributory scheme for the health care of retired government employees has been launched in Puducherry.

Retired government staff drawing pension from the treasury of Puducherry or nationalised banks in the Union Territory are eligible to get medical reimbursement facility under the scheme on payment of prescribed contributions, a press release issued from the office of Health Minister E. Valsaraj said.

Pensioners already enjoying medical facilities or getting medical allowances under any other scheme would not be eligible for coverage under this scheme.

The contribution the beneficiary of the medical expenses reimbursement scheme should make depends on the pay range and grade pay of the pensioners. — PTI

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