2018-07-23

Aawaz Health Insurance Scheme: Unstarred Question in Loksabha

Aawaz Health Insurance Scheme

(a)whether the Government is providing/proposes to provide financial assistance for the proposed Aawaz Health Insurance Scheme for the migrated labourers in the State of Kerala; 
(b)if so, the details thereof; 
(c)whether the Government has received any proposal from the Government of Kerala so far in this regard; and 
(d)if so, the details thereof and the action taken thereon?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 774                                   ANSWERED ON: 23.07.2018

Aawaz Health Insurance Scheme

K. C. VENUGOPAL

Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:-

(a)whether the Government is providing/proposes to provide financial assistance for the proposed Aawaz Health Insurance Scheme for the migrated labourers in the State of Kerala; 
(b)if so, the details thereof; 
(c)whether the Government has received any proposal from the Government of Kerala so far in this regard; and 
(d)if so, the details thereof and the action taken thereon?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)

(a) to (d): Government of Kerala has introduced a Scheme named “Aawaz” with an intention to provide health insurance linked identity card to the Migrant Workers in the State. The scheme envisages providing treatment to the enrolled migrant laborers for an amount of Rs.15,000/- per annum in the empanelled hospitals. No such proposal to provide Central financial assistance for the scheme and no decision has been taken in this regard. 

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Source: Loksabha

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