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Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana for Journalists

The state government of Odisha has launched Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana for working Journalists. The scheme is implemented from June 1, 2018.

Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana for Journalists

Key Takeaways

  • In the first phase, as many as 3,233 working journalists will get health insurance coverage up to Rs 2 lakh a year. 
  • Five members of the journalists family will be covered under the scheme
  • The beneficiaries will get their health insurance card from the District Information and Public Relations Officer (DIPRO) in their respective districts.
  • The insurance coverage will be applicable for cashless treatment in government and private hospitals. The scheme will also cover the injuries and illness faced by journalists while performing their duties.

Who was Gopabandhu Sambadika?

 Gopalbandhu Das was a prominent social worker, reformer, political activist, journalist, poet and essayist of Odisha. Odisha conferred him with the title of Utkalmani (jewel of Odisha). His contribution to journalism in the state was short but remarkable. He had launched a monthly literary magazine called Satyabadi through which he tried to educate the masses.

Expected Questions

Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana is associated with which of the following states?
a. Maharashtra
b. Madhya Pradesh
c. Odisha
d. Gujarat
e. Himachal Pradesh

Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana is for
a. teachers
b. journalists
c. anganwadi workers
d. a and c 
e. None

Which of the following statement/statements is/are incorrect regarding Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana?
(i) In phase I, it will cover 2000 journalists
(ii) It provides a health insurance of 2 lakh
(iii) Five members of the journalists family will be covered under the scheme.

a. Only (i) is incorrect
b.  Only (ii) is incorrect
c. Only (iii) is incorrect
d. All are incorrect
e. None is incorrect
Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana for Journalists Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana for Journalists Reviewed by insiya yadav on June 02, 2018 Rating: 5

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