MoU for health insurance cover for disabled persons signed

 A memorandum of understanding was signed today for providing comprehensive and affordable health insurance cover for the Persons with Disabilities (PwDs).

PTI| Updated: Sep 21, 2015, 23:56 PM IST

New Delhi: A memorandum of understanding was signed today for providing comprehensive and affordable health insurance cover for the Persons with Disabilities (PwDs).

According to an official statement here, Trust Fund for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment signed an MoU with New India Assurance Company Limited for Swavlamban Health Insurance Scheme for PwDs here.

The Swavlamban Health Insurance Scheme, which has been designed to deliver comprehensive cover to the beneficiary and their family members, has a single premium across age band and can be availed by PwDs between the age of 18 and 65 years with an annual family income of less than Rs 3,00,000.

Swavlamban Health Insurance Scheme has been conceived with the objective of providing affordable health insurance for persons with blindness, low vision, leprosy-cured, hearing impairment, loco-motor disability, mental retardation and mental illness, the statement said.

It also aims at improving the general health condition and quality of life of persons with disabilities, the statement added.