The Governing Body of the Mizoram State Health Care Society (MSHCS) held its eighth meeting yesterday, at the Conference Hall of Chief Minister's Office under the stewardship of the Chief Minister Mr. Lal Thanhawla.
In order to bring about uniformity in working of MSHCS and the centrally sponsored Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), the meeting decided that the Third Party Administrator (TPA) and the  Insurance Company would be the same  for the schemes. The meeting also decided to charge  Rs.100/-(one hundred) for Below Poverty Line (BPL) families and Rs. 500/- (five hundred) for Above Poverty Line (APL) families as a token premium  which would entitle them to recieve upto Rs. 1,00,000/- (one lakh) for reimbursement of medical expenses under the Scheme . The token premium would augment the financial resources of the Scheme, the meeting added.  For critical illnesses, the reimbursement of medical expenses can be upto Rs. 3,00,000/-(three lakhs). The MSHCS Scheme will be implemented from the 1st July 2010 in the state.

Under the MSHCS, the Chief Minister is the Chairman, the Health Minister is the Co-Chairman, the Chief Secretary is the Vice Chairman and the Health Secretary is the Member Secretary. The meeting approved the appointment of the Secretaries of Finance, Rural Development, Law & Judicial Departments, the Director of Health Services, the Director of Hospital & Medical Education as members of the Society and the Presidents of - Central YMA, MUP and MHIP as non-official members.