Post chaos, Arogya Karnataka scheme and Ayushman Bharat scheme merge

Post chaos, Arogya Karnataka scheme and Ayushman Bharat scheme merge
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The three months chaos had come to an end as the government has joined its Arogya Karnataka scheme with the Centres Ayushman Bharat plan to give out a comprehensive health insurance scheme for the people of the state The scheme will be covering an estimated 44 crore people

BENGALURU: The three months chaos had come to an end as the government has joined its Arogya Karnataka scheme with the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat plan to give out a comprehensive health insurance scheme for the people of the state. The scheme will be covering an estimated 4.4 crore people.

On Thursday DK Shivakumar the water resources minister said that “We signed an MoU with the Union government on October 30 and the scheme has been in force since then.”

Under these schemes, a BPL (below poverty line) family can avail treatment of up to Rs 5 lakh per annum, and an APL family up to Rs 1.5 lakh.

“We’ve listed 1,614 procedures in 385 government and 531 private hospitals across the state which will be covered by the scheme. BPL families must produce Aadhaar and ration cards, while for APL families only Aadhaar will do,” Shivakumar said.

For the people who reside in the border districts get a treatment in the neighbouring states, the government has entered into an agreement with 36 hospitals in the border cities and towns of Kerala, Maharashtra, Telangana and Tamil Nadu. “Those who have migrated to Karnataka can also receive benefits of the scheme,” Shivakumar said.

“To create awareness, we will conduct a workshop for representatives of government hospitals on November 20 and for private hospitals on November 27,” Shivakumar said.

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