Chief Minister’s Health for All initiative in Manipur : Daily Current Affairs

Chief Minister’s Health for All initiative in Manipur

Manipur government under the leadership of its chief minister  is planning to roll out ‘Chief Minister’s Health for All’, a door-to-door healthcare service scheme which is said to be the first of its kind in Northeast.

Actually the success of manipur's popular health assistance scheme namely Chief Minister Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) has guided the goodwill of the state government towards another health service initiative.

What are the objectives of proposed Chief Minister’s Health for All’ scheme?

The main objective of the ‘Chief Minister’s Health for All’ scheme is to conduct health check-ups for all the citizens at their doorsteps, he said the primary focus would be early identification and diagnosis of 10 non-communicable diseases (NCD) diseases - hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, kidney ailments, chronic respiratory disease, mental health problems, tuberculosis besides three common cancer - oral, breast and cervical.

Under this proposed helath initiative the beneficiaries of Chief Minister’s Health for All’ scheme would be given medicines at their doorsteps and added that the scheme would especially benefit elderly patients above 60 years, bed-ridden patients and NCD patients, who are not on regular follow-up or who have not visited health centre due to financial or physical problems.

What is the planning and benefits of this scheme :

Under CMHT, the eligible households are given a health card to avail cashless treatment as it provides medical cover up to ₹2 lakh per family per year for seven critical diseases and up to ₹50,000 for primary and secondary ailments.

In the first phase, 1118 villages which are linked to 154 government facilities including 118 primary health sub-centres, will be selected comprising all 16 districts of the state which has around 2500 villages.