Tripura Cabinet has decided to launch Tripura Journalist Health Insurance Scheme-2022. Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Sushant Chowdhury announced the decision at a press conference held at a press conference hall at the Secretariat after the cabinet meeting.
He added that in order to be covered under this health insurance, journalists must be an accredited journalist, an Indian citizen, accredited by the Department of Information and Cultural Affairs.
The age must be between 21 to 65 years and should not be covered by the State Government and Central Government or Ayushman Bharat Health Insurance.
He added that there are currently 160 accredited journalists in the state. Newly accredited journalists will also be able to come under this health insurance next time.
He said that under this health insurance, journalists will be able to avail a maximum of three lakh rupees a year in the medical field. In this case 80 percent will be borne by the state government and 20 percent will be borne by the concerned beneficiaries.
The minister said that the sincerity of the present state government towards journalists was reflected in the decision of the cabinet today.