Journalists appeal government for health insurance scheme


Guwahati/ 25th August’2017 (Prag News Desk): Journalist forum of Assam along with  Assam Electronic Media Forum today appealed the incumbent government to launch a health insurance scheme for all the working journalists around the state.

Expressing their concerns for the three ailing journalists who are being treated in three different hospitals in Guwahati, the journalists presented the appeal today.

Among the three journalists Gautam Hazarika and Jayanta Das are dealing with brain stroke and heart ailment ,when Kushal Lohan met with a massive road accident a few days back.

Both the Forums appeal Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to sanction required funds for the treatment of the three journalists and also requested the  media welfare organisations to contribute towards their treatment.

In a statement issued by Journalist Forum of Assam they also requested the owners and management of several newspapers and channels to extend their support by launching contributory health insurance schemes for all the working journalists of the state.

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