59A. PROVISION OF MEDICAL BENEFIT BY THE CORPORATION IN LIEU OF STATE GOVERNMENT. –
1[59A. Provision of medical benefit by the Corporation in lieu of State Government.—(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other provisions of this Act, the Corporation may, in consultation with the State Government, undertake the responsibility for providing medical benefit to insured persons and where such medical benefit is extended to their families, to the families of such insured persons in the State subject to the condition that the State Government shall share the cost of such medical benefit in such proportion as may be agreed upon between the State Government and the Corporation.
(2) In the event of the Corporation exercising its power under sub-section (1), the provisions relating to medical benefit under this Act shall apply, so far as may be, as if a reference therein to the State Government were a reference to the Corporation.
1. Ins. by Act 44 of 1966, sec. 28 (w.e.f. 17-6-1967).