Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today decided to introduce health insurance scheme for journalists, official sources said.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved a proposal in this regard which has provision of insurance cover worth Rs 1 lakh per annum.

Five members of a journalist family could get benefit from the scheme, a release issued by the Chief Minister’s office said.

The working journalists of Odisha had earlier submitted a 7-point charter of demands including health insurance for the scribes.

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