Amaravati: AP Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has given a special focus on Aarogyasri scheme which was introduced by late CM YS Rajasekhara Reddy. Before the 2019 general elections, CM YS Jagan has announced that Aarogyasri would be applicable for the hospital cost exceeding Rs 1,000. This decision will come into effect from April next year.
CM, who made major changes in the scheme, said that 150 super-specialty hospitals in Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Chennai would provide health services under Aarogyasri scheme starting from November 1. It’s said that as super specialty hospitals are few in AP, CM YS Jagan has taken this decision to provide better treatment to the poor of the state.
The previous TDP government has limited this health service only to AP. The hospitals in cities like Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Chennai were removed from the Aarogyasri scheme. This caused trouble for AP people who are living in these three cities to get treatment. CM YS Jagan said that the patients who are operated under the scheme would be paid Rs 225 per day till they recover and Rs 5,000 per month for the patients suffering from chronic diseases
From January 1 next year, the Aarogyasri scheme with new proposals will be implemented as a pilot project in the West Godavari district. Nearly 2,000 diseases are covered under new Aarogyasri scheme. After the pilot project, this scheme will be implemented in all districts by April 1, 2020. New Aarogyasri cards will be issued from December 21st.