Construction workers to get health cards

Months ahead of Assembly elections,the state government has decided to issue family health cards to around two lakh construction workers in Gujarat.

Written by Express News Service | Gandhinagar | Published: July 24, 2012 5:31:48 am

Months ahead of Assembly elections,the state government has decided to issue family health cards to around two lakh construction workers in Gujarat.

P Pannervel,Principal Secretary (Labour & Employment) said the biometric identity-cum-family health cards will be provided to labourers working on government projects directly or through contractors,before August-end.

“Under this,workers will get benefit of various government schemes like free health services,free nutritious food for their children and insurance,among others. The scheme has been designed keeping the needs of migrant labours in mind,” he said.

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