Over 1.5 lakh members to enroll for Yashasvini in Shimoga

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Shimoga, Dec 21(UNI) The District Central Co-operative Bank (DCCB) has planned to enroll over 1.50 lakh members under the State sponsored health scheme 'Yashasvini' in Shimoga district, DCCB president R M Manjunatha Gowda informed here today.

Speaking to newsmen Mr Gowda informed that the renewal of the 'Yashasvini' scheme in the district will be start from January 2008, he said.

Stating that since the inception of the scheme as many as 400 farmers got the benefit of the scheme and undergone heart surgery and 10 hospitals in the district have been selected for providing treatment under the scheme, he said.

Mr Gowda also informed that as many as 25000 farmers who were the members of the co-opeative institutions were enrolled into the scheme when it was launched in 1004. Last year over 75000 members got enrolled for the scheme and DCCB had deposited Rs 95 lakhs with the state government. "The farmers of the district have availed treatment worth of over Rs 1.67 crores" he said.

He also informed that taking into consideration of various provisions which comes in the way of implementing the scheme more efficiently a committee under his chairmanship has been formed to find ways to remove any hurdles. The committee will come out with recommendations to strengthening the scheme and once report was ready it would be submitted to state government for its approval, he said.

UNI

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