Tribune News Service
Shimla, May 12
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that in the wake of increase in the number of Covid patients, the state government has decided to provide free treatment to the beneficiaries of Himcare and Ayushman Bharat Scheme in registered private hospitals designated as Covid hospitals.
The Chief Minister was presiding over a meeting with the senior officers and members of Covid Management Committees here today. He said that as many as 4.16 lakh families had been registered under Ayushman Bharat and 5.13 lakh families under State sponsored Himcare scheme. He said that all these families would now be eligible for the free treatment of Covid-19.
Priority groups for jabs
Thakur said the state government had decided to prioritise sections of society for getting vaccinated keeping in view their nature of duty.
He said that drivers and conductors of HRTC buses, drivers and conductors of private trucks and buses, fuel pump operators, PDS depot holders, teachers on Covid duty, banks and finances service staff, staff of Food and Civil Supplies, chemists and Lok Mitra kendras operators would be provided Covid vaccine on priority.