Hyderabad: 4th May 2012
The Indian state of Meghalaya in association with World Bank Group member IFC is planning to implement a universal health insurance plan that aims to benefit more than 30 lakh people in the state. The World Bank and IFC will jointly design and implement the insurance plan that will be implemented in two phases and cover people from low- and middle-income households in the state. In the first phase, coverage will be extended to over 80% of the state population not covered by the north-eastern state's current program, Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna which was launched in 2009.
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