Universal health coverage: Karnataka first state to provide tertiary care to all
Karnataka became the first state in the country to provide universal health coverage for tertiary care to all the sections of society.
- Under the newly launched Rajiv Arogya Bhagya, for Above Poverty Line families, approx 1.12 crore people in Karnataka are covered. The Scheme implies the beneficiary to pay only 10% of the cost of treatment or procedures.
- Aim: To provide subsidized healthcare to virtually every citizen in the State with Above Poverty Line (APL) card.
- Under the scheme, APL family members are entitled for health check up to Rs 1.5 lakh per annum. In special cases, if the expenditure exceeds Rs1.5 lakh, the government grants another Rs. 50000. The BPL families are already covered under health scheme through Vajpayee Arogya Sree programme.
Categories: India Current Affairs 2017