Extension of Swasthya Sathi Scheme for Cable Operators

Finance, Information and Cultural Affairs,

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch
Nabanna, Howrah – 711102

No. 2899-F[P] Dated, the 7th day of May, 2018.


Sub: Extension of Coverage of “Swasthya Sathi” Scheme

The State Government introduced “Swasthya Sathi”, a Group Health Insurance scheme, vide Finance Department No. 1104-F(P) Dated 25th February, 2016. The coverage of the scheme has been extended thereafter on different occasions.

2. It has been under active consideration of the Government to further expand the coverage of Swasthya Sathi. Accordingly, after careful consideration of the different aspects involved, the Governor is pleased hereby to decide that the Cable Operators, sub-operators and workers employed by them in such business are also brought within the coverage of “Swasthya Sathi”.

3. The Department of Information & Cultural Affairs, West Bengal will scrutinise and recommend the cases of such individual persons for inclusion under “Swasthya Sathi” to the nodal department, i.e. Health & Family Welfare Department, West Bengal, following the required norms.

4. This will come into force with immediate effect.

Sd/- H. K. Dwivedi
Additional Chief Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 2899-F dated 07.05.2018, Source