JAMMU, Aug 2: A delegation of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) led by its co-convener Vijay Sharma today met Advisor Farooq Khan and pleaded for online issuance of I-cards for Universal Health Insurance Scheme (UHIS).
Sharma who is also the chairman of Team Mask Force and president JK Excise State Taxes Employees Welfare Society and Allied Association, was accompanied by UDA co-conveners Ravi Tikko, president J&K Sports Speed Ball Sports Association and V K Gupta (SE Retired).
He said the scheme covers more than 1.25 crore residents of the J&K Union Territory. “The beneficiaries of the scheme shall be entitled to free health insurance cover of Rs five lakh per family per year on a floater basis and there is no restriction on family size, age or gender. All pre-existing illnesses will be covered and cashless services will also be available in all the empanelled hospitals,” Sharma added.
Sharma requested Advisor Khan that after the go ahead signal from the Chief Secretary, the Identification Card for Universal Health Insurance should be issued online so that people of J&K UT would be able to get the benefit of this scheme without any further delay amid COVID-19 pandemic.
“UDA members have raised this issue in one voice as the same pertains to the interest of Jammuites for which UDA has been constituted with a high think tank of various ideologies,” he added.