Don’t use foreign firms for health scheme

Dont use foreign firms for health schemeNEW DELHI: The RSS-affiliated Swadeshi Jagran Manch has cautioned the government against engaging foreign insurance companies for providing health cover to the poor under a flagship program announced in the Union budget.
SJM co-convener Ashwani Mahajan said it was heartening to note that the government had announced a health protection scheme, which will reach out to 50 crore people by offering up to Rs 5 lakh cover for illnesses.
“However, SJM would like to caution the government that while implementing this scheme, foreign insurance companies should not be engaged so that valuable resources of the country are retained in India only,” he said in a statement.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced the world’s largest government-funded health care program in his budget speech.-PTI