NH -16, Hanumanthavaka Junction, Visakhapatnam – 530 040, AP., India

Working Journalists Health Scheme (WJHS)

Visakha Institute of Medical Science (VIMS) in Visakhapatnam is a hospital that participates in the Working Journalists Health Scheme (WJHS). The Working Journalists Health Scheme is a government-sponsored health insurance program designed to provide comprehensive healthcare benefits to working journalists and their dependent family members.

Key Features of the Working Journalists Health Scheme at VIMS:

1. Healthcare Coverage: The scheme covers a wide range of medical services and treatments, including outpatient consultations, inpatient hospitalization, surgeries, diagnostics, and medications. It aims to ensure that working journalists and their families have access to quality healthcare without financial burden.

2. Eligibility: To be eligible for the scheme, the individual must be a working journalist holding a valid accreditation card issued by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) or the State Information Department. Dependents, such as spouse and children, are also covered under the scheme.

3. Cashless Treatment: VIMS offers cashless treatment to eligible beneficiaries under the Working Journalists Health Scheme. This means that beneficiaries can receive medical services without making any direct payments at the hospital. The treatment expenses are directly settled between the hospital and the scheme’s designated authority.

4. Range of Specialties: VIMS, as a hospital participating in the scheme, provides a comprehensive range of medical services across various specialties. These may include General Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, and more.

5. Trained Healthcare Professionals: VIMS is staffed with well-qualified and experienced healthcare professionals who are dedicated to providing the best possible medical care to beneficiaries of the Working Journalists Health Scheme.

6. Empaneled Hospital: VIMS is an empaneled hospital under the scheme, meaning it has been approved and recognized by the government to deliver healthcare services to journalists and their families.

7. Seamless Process: The process of availing healthcare services at VIMS under the Working Journalists Health Scheme is streamlined and straightforward. Journalists need to present their valid accreditation card and necessary documents for their dependents during the admission or registration process.

Through the Working Journalists Health Scheme, VIMS is committed to ensuring that working journalists and their families have access to quality healthcare services. By providing a range of medical specialties, cashless treatment facilities, and dedicated healthcare professionals, VIMS aims to contribute to the well-being and health of the working journalist community in Visakhapatnam.

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