Mamata announces medical insurance cover for TV industry

Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said her government will introduce mediclaim schemes for television artists and technicians of the state.

In addition to the mediclaim initiative, the state government has set aside a six-acre plot of land at Baruipur in South 24-Parganas for a studio, exclusively for shooting television serials.
“Those who work in the television medium and are not in a stable financial situation to afford medical treatment, they will get free treatment under the mediclaim. The studio will be for TV channels,” said Banerjee during the first ever West Bengal Telly Samman awards.
The award honours actors, producers and technicians for their performances round the year.
Last year the state government had set up medical insurance schemes for the regional film industry (Tollywood) artists and technicians.