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Health scheme extended to WWII veterans

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI) New Delhi: The government on Thursday approved grant of Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) to WWII veterans, Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs), Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) and premature retirees. “Consequently, over 43,000 individuals not covered so far under the Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme will be able to avail benefits of cashless medical treatment under ECHS facilities through a network of over 425 ECHS polyclinics, over 2,500 empanelled private hospitals and all government hospitals throughout the country, subject to certain conditions,” an official said. The cabinet also approved that war widows, as a special dispensation, […]

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