Bhubaneswar:31/5/18;Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik today announced ‘Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana’ to provide health insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh for working journalists in the state. The programme will come into effect from 1 June, 2018.
The state Government will provide the health cover to the working journalist along with up to five members of their families. They will be provided with the health insurance cards by their respective district information and public relations officers. They can avail the insurance cover from 1 June. In the first phase, around 3,233 working journalists will be covered in the scheme.
The CM stated this step would enhance social security of journalists who have a vital role in upholding democracy by representing the voice of the people. The Government is committed to their welfare.