Journalists accredited with Delhi govt and their immediate family members will be eligible to get reimbursement for medical treatment at empanelled private hospitals on par with senior officers.
The government, heeding to a long-standing demand of the journalists, issued a notification to this effect, making amendment to earlier regulations.
Accredited journalists will now get medical facilities on par with group A officers of the city government and they can directly approach the empanelled private hospitals for treatment in case of emergencies and life threatening diseases, said a senior official on Wednesday.
A group of journalists called on Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, thanking her for extending additional medical facilities.
“We are particularly thankful to the Chief Minister as she personally took up the matter and directed the concerned department to make the amendments in the rules,” said Ratnesh Mishra, chairman of Delhi Press Accreditation Committee.
As per earlier rules, accredited journalists and their close family members were eligible for free treatment at government hospitals.