Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, amidst speculation of recommending dissolution of the house, on Friday announced a few schemes for Goans to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of its celebration, which at the same time would help the ruling dispensation woo the electorate at the elections if held shortly.
The Suvarna Jayanti Arogya Yojana announced will give a health cover of Rs 60,000 annually to a family comprisuin of five persons. “This will be a cashless scheme with the private hospitals roped in as partners,” said Digambar Kamat briefing media persons after the cabinet meeting held on Friday.
This scheme will cover the cost of the medical tests and medicines at least opined Digambar and said that financial implication to the State would be minimal.
Under this scheme, every family will be issued a card based on which they can claim the cover without going through the formalities of filling up forms, etc., and all families irrespective of their income, will be covered under the scheme.
The cabinet also accepted the recommendations made by Dr. Nandkumar Kamat with regards to trades like bakers, peanut sellers, coconut pluckers, etc. The government had appointed a committee under the chairmanship of Dr. Kamat to study the problems of these trades and suggest ways and means to help them.
The committee has already submitted its report and the cabinet has accepted its recommendations and the government will shortly form a council to implement the scheme aimed at helping at least 50,000 people before the end of the current financial year.
The Cabinet also approved the Sahayata Scheme aimed at providing a one time grant of Rs 50,000 to any voluntary organization organizing a programme for the aged or special children.