Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday said that his government’s Chiranjeevi Health Insurance scheme should be implemented across the country.
Gehlot said at the closing ceremony of the All India Presiding Officers’ Conference at Rajasthan that the Centre should also take the initiative to introduce a Social Security Act and implement the Old Pension Scheme for government employees.
Under the scheme, the Rajasthan government provides health insurance of Rs 10 lakh and also bears the expense for organ transplants. Treatment in the in-patient and out-patient departments at government hospitals are also free, Gehlot said.
Stressing the need for social security for the needy, he said the Centre should bring a Social Security Act. “Social security should be compulsory. It is the responsibility of the government to look after the needy families,” the veteran Congress leader said. Gehlot added that the Rajasthan government provides social security to one crore people, including the elderly , widows and single women.