Deen Dayal Swasth Seva Yojana (DDSSY), an ambitious health insurance scheme of Goa Government is expected to cover at least one lakh households in the state. The scheme, after a delay of 15 days, will be launched on 1st September in the state of Goa.
The state government earlier postponed the launch of the scheme from 15th August to 1st September because of higher number of applications. The number of health cards to be issued to the households were not enough to cover all the applications, hence the scheme launch was postponed.
The state-run Goa Electronic Limited (GEL) is preparing the health cards, about 50 Lakh more health cards will be prepared before 1st September launch of the scheme. About 1.10 Lakh families has already applied for the scheme. About one lakh cards will be ready by September 1st and the rest will be ready later.
Under the Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana (DDSSY), a family of up to 3 members will be provided an insurance cover of Rs. 2.5 Lakh while the family of 4 or more members will be provided a cover of 4 Lakh.
DDSSY will cover 447 types of investigations and related surgeries.