Friday, January 27, 2006

Chandigarh@abcnewsnetwork on 27.01.2006

Family Planning Insurance Scheme launched in Chandigarh

January 27:- A meeting of Quality Assurance Committee was held under the chairmanship of Secretary Health, Chandigarh Administration,Mr.Krishna Mohan, here today. It was attended by Dr.(Mrs) Inderjit KaurWalia, Director Health Services, Chandigarh Administration alongwith othermembers from P.G.I., General Hospital, Sector-16 and Government Medical College Hospital, Sector-32, Chandigarh.During the meeting, it was decided that all doctors of private sectordoing sterilization procedure to be accredited, for which they have toapply in the office of District Family Welfare Officer, ChandigarhAdministration, without any fee. The guidelines for the same can be obtained from the O/o District Family Welfare Officer, Community HealthCentre, Sector 22, Chandigarh on all working days between 9.00 AM to5.00 PM. More stress was laid for the Check List and Uniform ConsentProformas issued by Govt. of India to be filled before doing
sterilization procedure. Also Family Planning Insurance Policy which hasbeen launched by Government of India, was discussed. The packageprovided under the Family Planning Insurance Scheme is as follows:-Section – 1a) Death due to sterilization in hospital Rs.1,00,000/-b) Death due to sterilization within 30 days Rs. 30,000/-of discharge from hospital.c) Failure of sterilization (including first Rs. 20,000/-instance of conception after sterilization).d) Expenses for treatment of medical Rs. 20,000/- *complications due to sterilization operation(within 60 days of operations)*To be reimbursed on the basis of actual expenditure incurred, notexceeding Rs.20,000/-.Section – IIAll the doctors/health facilities including doctors/health facilities ofCentral, State, Local-Self Governments, other public sectors and all the accredited doctors/health facilities of non-government and privatesectors rendering Family Planning Services conducting such operations shall stand indemnified against the claims arising out of failure of sterilization, death or medical complication resulting there from up to amaximum amount of Rs. 2 lakh per doctor/health facility per case. The cover would also include the legal costs and actual modality of defending the prosecuted doctor/health facility in Court, which would be borne bythe Insurance Company within certain limits.It was also decided that wide publicity to be done about the insurance scheme through Indian Medical Association and Nursing Homes Association.


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