On Tuesday K Chandrasekhar Rao the Chief Minister of Telangana announced Diwali bonanza for all government employees working in the state. The government announced that from Wednesday it would be issuing cash less health cards to employees. Around four lakh working staff and 2.43 lakh-retired employees stand to get benefitted by this decision. The scheme which has been christened as ‘Employee Health Scheme’ wold be formally inaugurate by the CM.
On Tuesday the employees met the Chief Minister at the Secretariat.
CM told the employees that health cards would enable them to avail of cashless treatment in hospitals. They need not pay a single penny from their pocket as government would even bear their share of the insurance money.
He further said that, ceiling of Rs 2 lakh medical treatment per family per year would be done away with and without any upper limit, hereafter the government would bear all medical expenses of its employees.
Telangana employee unions celebrated the announcement and immensely thanked the Chief Minister for his generosity.