Rajasthan: Chiranjeevi registers all Narsana village families.

Narsana village in Jalore has registered all its families for Rs 10 lakh under Chief Minister Chiranjeevi Health Insurance program . The 1,235 families of Narsana gram panchayat now have access to cashless services at over 700 state-owned private hospitals .

JAIPUR: Narsana village in Jalore has scripted history with the support of the district administration as the state's first gram panchayat to register all its families for Rs 10 lakh under Chief Minister Chiranjeevi Health Insurance program.The district administration, the health department, gram panchayat, and a donor's collective efforts have now proved to be a unique model for others to follow to ensure that all the families of a particular area are covered by the health care system.The 1,235 families of Narsana gram panchayat now have access to cashless services at over 700 state-owned private hospitals as well as more than 800 government hospitals.It seemed to be a daunting task to achieve at first, because out of 1,235 families in the gram panchayat, there were 428 families who were not covered by the program because they did not fall into any category that was not covered by the scheme.

For being listed in the program, those who are automatically covered by the program have to pay a Rs 850 premium per year.Authorities and the gram panchayat had to do a difficult job ensuring that the 428 families that were left out of the scheme would pay Rs 850 in premium.As it was for their own benefits, a great deal of effort was made to persuade them to pay Rs 850.According to Jalore collector Nishant Jain, the result was very encouraging, as 248 families paid their R 850 premium.

However, the village sarpanch and a donor, together with zila parishad chief executive officer Sanjay Kumar and block development officer Laxman Singh Sandu, made sure that all the families were aware of the scheme's benefits.Tej Raj, the donor, offered to pay the remaining Rs 1.53 lakh to the 180 families in order to cover the entire community.The Chief Minister Chiranjeevi Health Insurance Scheme, the state's flagship scheme, was inaugurated on May 1, 2021 with Rs 5 lakh health benefits, but was later extended to Rs10 lakh.