Victims of road accidents in Tamil Nadu, including those from other states and countries, will be offered a health cover for up to Rs 100,000 for 81 life saving procedures required within the first 48 hours of accident at 609 empanelled government and private hospitals, the state government said. The scheme will be offered to all road accident victims for a year. It will be dovetailed with the chief minister’s health insurance scheme after the annual review. “These procedures are not included in the state insurance scheme as of now. We will review the spending for a year before we add this to the state insurance scheme,” said a senior official.
Naidu walks out of Andhra assembly
Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu broke down as he walked out of the state assembly vowing not to re-enter the House for the rest of its term over the abusive comments by ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) members allegedly made about his wife. “I will not attend this assembly hereafter. I will return to the House only after becoming the chief minister,” said Naidu, 71. He fought back tears before walking out of the assembly with folded hands during a debate on the women empowerment on the second day of the assembly’s ongoing winter session. Naidu was unable speak for a few minutes as he covered his face after breaking down while addressing a press conference at his Telegu Desam Party (TDP)’s state headquarters.