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Govt health cover for accredited journalists

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Other sops include free bus pass, pension

BENGALURU:

Department of Information and Public Relations Commissioner Dr P Harsha on Saturday said the state government had launched a health insurance scheme for accredited journalists. “All journalists should get insured as a safety measure,” said Harsha.

Under the Ayushman Bharat-Karnataka project, the Chief Minister has launched a health card for accredited journalists through the DIPR.

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“A journalist’s family is entitled to Rs 5 lakh a year for healthcare. All DIPR officers have been instructed to issue Ayushman cards to all eligible journalists in the state,” Harsha said.

In addition, a bus pass facility for accredited journalists and a monthly pension for retired qualified journalists are also available.

DIPR officials KP Puttaswamaiah, NS Mahesh and Hemavathi J, and journalist Prasanna Kumar were present.

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