AP govt extends Aarogyasri to Six more districts

Amaravati, July 14: Taking a leap forward, State Government has extended the pilot project under which medical expenses exceeding ₹1,000 will come under the ambit of Aarogyasri, to other six districts to be implemented from July 16.

In addition to this, the total number of medical ailments was also increased from the existing 1059 to 2200, including those special cancer care services.

In regard to these, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has given orders to the officials on Monday. As per the instructions, the scheme will be made available in the six districts, Kadapa, Kurnool, Prakasam, Guntur, Vizianagaram, and Visakhapatnam, to those people whose treatment amount crosses Rs 1,000.

As promised earlier, in January this year, Chief Minister launched YSR Aarogyasri scheme as a pilot project in West Godavari district, with 2059 medical ailments. Although only 1059 procedures were provided during the previous government, the State government initially increased them to 2059, which later went up to 2200, including the cancer care procedures. Apart from revamping the healthcare services, the Chief Minister also cleared the pending bills by the previous government to the network hospitals. Since June 2019, Rs 1815 Crore was utilised for the Aarogyasri scheme and Rs 315 Crore for Employee Health Scheme (EHS).

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