The Agrahara Insurance Scheme is to be expanded to cover public servants who retired before 2016. Executive Director of the National Insurance Trust Fund Sanath G. de Silva says this will be done in consultation with the Treasury and the Finance Ministry. Around 350,000 public servants who retired before 2016 will become eligible to benefit from this insurance scheme before the end of this year.
In addition to the reimbursement of hospital charges, their non-residential treatment expenses will also be covered. The retirees will have to contribute a payment of 300 rupees per month towards Agrahara Insurance. Since the monthly expense per person will be 800 rupees, the government will allocate 650 million rupees to cover the expenses