By Anil Dogra-
JALANDHAR: 768 members of the cooperative societies in the district were provided a sum of Rs. 56.42 lakh for the treatment of their family members and dependents under Bhai Ghanaiya Health Service Scheme started by the Punjab government.
Deputy Commissioner Shruti Singh said that under the scheme 245 cooperative societies of different villages in the district with 7765 members having 11281 dependents had been registered. She said that the scheme would continue till Nov 19 this year for which the state government had provided a sum of Rs. 131. 95 crore to Bhai Ghanaiya Trust to facilitate treatment of the people covered under the scheme. For the purpose the state government had engaged 193 privately managed hospitals also.
The beneficiary is entitled to cashless treatment for a sum of Rs. 150 lakh. OPD based treatment of some of the diseases including chemotherapy, cataract, dialysis, radiotherapy and lithotripsy has also been covered under the scheme, the deputy commissioner said.