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CMHT cards distributed to journalists : CM hands over appointment order to late Rabina's husband
Source: The Sangai Express / DIPR

Imphal, July 22 2019: Chief Minister N Biren Singh distributed Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) cards to working journalists of the State at a function held at Manipur Press Club today.

Speaking as the chief guest of the function, Biren said that it is the duty of every Government to fulfil the aspirations of the people and to make its people happy.

He mentioned that to ease the hardships faced by the poor people when it comes to getting medical treatment in hospitals, the Government launched the Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) on January 21 last year.

Almost 3.5 lakh people belonging to about 67,000 families have been enrolled under CMHT, he added.

The Chief Minister stated that around 12,000 beneficiaries have already been treated for free under the scheme and added that the Government has received and paid hospital bills of about Rs 14 crore so far.



CMHT cards distributed to journalists : CM hands over appointment order to late Rabina's husband
CMHT cards distributed to journalists : CM hands over appointment order to late Rabina's husband


Similar to CMHT, the Central Government has launched PMJAY (Ayushman Bharat Yojana) under which an individual who is included in SECC 2011 list will get benefits of upto Rs 5 lakh for medical treatment.

The CM said that apart from getting benefits in empanelled and public hospitals in Manipur, CMHT card holders will also get benefits at renowned hospitals like Narayana Hospitals, Global Hospitals located at different parts of the country soon.

Memorandum of Understanding will be signed between the Government and the hospitals soon, he added, mentioning that 18 special wards will be constructed at JNIMS soon.

Stating that there is economic growth in the State, Biren said that the New Development Bank has sanctioned a sum of about Rs 3400 crores for providing drinking water to the people of the State.

Lauding the efforts and role of the media houses, the Chief Minister opined that media plays a constructive role in creating aware- ness on the existing welfare schemes among the people.

He then appealed the media houses to extend help and support to the Government to achieve inclusive development in the State.

Regarding the proposal to increase the number of media cards issued by DIPR to journalists, Biren said that there is a need to increase the number of media cards issued to working journalists as the number of jour- nalists is increasing every year.

He then directed DIPR to look into the matter.

Biren announced that the Government will increase the maintenance amount of the Manipur Press Club building from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh from this year.

During the function, the Chief Minister handed over an appointment order to Th Chinglensana, husband of late Th Rabina.

Th Chinglensana has been appointed as Assistant Sub-Inspector in Police Department and posted at CID (SB) .

It may be mentioned that the State Cabinet, in its meeting held on December 22 last year approved the appointment of Chinglensana of Lamdeng Khunou to a suitable post.

Later, the Chief Minister, along with the executive members of AMWJU, inspected the condition of the Manipur Press Club building.

Deputy Chairman of State Planning Board, S Rajen and president of AMWJU Bijoy Kakchingtabam were present as the guest of honour and president at the function.

Principal Secretary (Health) V Vumlunmang, IG (Adm) IK Muivah, Director IPR H Balkrisna, officials of Health Department, media persons and others attended the function.


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