Arogya Sri offers more health services

20MN_SICK_1401007fGovernment has decided to provide 700 more health services to white ration card holders under Arogya Sri which right now offers treatment for 942 diseases. Orders were issued to implement the new scheme with the cooperation of Rashtriya Swasthya Bheema Yojana only in government hospitals. With this some more operations and outpatient treatments will be within the reach of the patients. The UPA government had introduced RSBY scheme on April 1, 2008 and 1090 treatments were offered to the extent of Rs 50,000 to each family of workers without recognition.Now this scheme was handed over to health department and the patient pays 25 percent while Centre bears 75 percent of expenditure. This 25 percent also will be given by the State Government and there is a scope for each family to receive treatment to the extent of Rs 2 lakhs. Under Arogya Sri 84.40 lakh families get health services.

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