Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana|Insurance cover 2 lakh


Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana

The Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik recently declared working journalists of the State of Odisha as the frontline COVID-19 warriors. This announcement was made under the Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana. With these more than 6,500 journalists are to be benefitted in the state.Odisha government has announced Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana for journalists. Odisha has declared the journalists as frontline Covid warriors.

It will benet more than 6500 journalists of the state.Under the Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana, a health insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh will be provided to each Journalist. Under the scheme, financial assistance of Rs 15 lakh will be provided to the families of journalists who died from COVID-19 while performing duty.Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana is a Health Insurance Scheme for Journalists.

Odisha Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana

Under this scheme, all the working journalists will get an insurance coverage of Rs. 2 lakh per annum. The insurance coverage will be applicable for cashless treatment in all Public / Private hospitals. Journalists can avail free treatment upto Rs. 2 Lakh through Health Insurance Card.Odisha govt. has also announced an ex gratia of Rs 15 lakh for the next of kin of journalists who die of COVID-19 while performing their duty under Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana.

Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana 2021

NameGopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana
Launched byOdisha Government
Beneficiariesinsurance cover of Rs 2 lakh
ObjectiveProviding Health Insurance Card
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Gopandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana

  • It is a health insurance scheme that was introduced for the journalists by the Odisha state government. The scheme provides two lakh rupees of health insurance cover to all the working journalists of the state.
  • It was launched in 2018.
  • The scheme includes cashless treatment in government and private hospitals.
  • It also covers illness and injuries faced by journalists while performing their duties.

Gopalbandhu Das

  • The scheme has been named after Gopalbandhu Das. He was a popular reformer, social worker, journalist, political activist, essayist and a poet in Odisha.
  • His contributions to the field of culture, art and society earned him the “Epithet of Utkalmani”. It means the Jewel of Odisha.
  • He launched a magazine called “Satyabadi”. His contributions to journalism were short but remarkable

Salient Features of Odisha Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana

The important features and highlights of this scheme for Media Persons in Odisha are as follows:-

  • Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana is a welfare scheme for media persons in the state.
  • In the 1st phase, this Health Insurance Scheme was covering 3,233 working journalists. Now it is going to going 6500 media persons.
  • All the working media persons will get an insurance coverage of upto Rs. 2 lakh per year.
  • At-least 5 Members of Journalists family will be covered under Odisha Journalists Health Insurance Scheme.
  • This scheme was made operational firstly from 1 June 2018.
  • The scheme includes cashless treatment in government and private hospitals.
  • It also covers illness and injuries faced by journalists while performing their duties.

Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana Health Card for Journalists

All the journalists can avail the benefits of Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana with the use of a new Health Insurance Card. All the media persons (scribes) can obtain their Health Card from District Information and Public Relations Officer (DIPRO) in their respective districts.

CM Naveen Patnaik also interacted with journalists after the announcement of Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana. Media is the 4th Pillar of the Indian Democracy and it is necessary to ensure that it is maintained. Chief Minister encourages Journalists and also appreciate their efforts for their contribution to society. CM also makes commitment for free press and welfare of journalists.

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