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Welfare Scheme: Empowering Journalists

Journalists' Medical Welfare Scheme

The Journalist's Medical Welfare Scheme was first implemented in 2012. Under this scheme, a one time financial assistance is provided  to the accredited and recognised journalists of Assam for their medical treatement. This scheme covers the medical requirements of the journalist as well as their dependent family members. This financial assistance is extended out of the interest accrued from the corpus fund of the scheme.

103 journalists have availed this scheme and recieved financial assistance amounting to Rs. 53.92 lakh from the Corpus Fund.