Govt to launch 3rd phase of insurance scheme on April 15

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Hyderabad, Apr 4 (UNI) After the successful implementation of the two phases of 'Rajiv Arogyasree scheme' in parts of Andhra Pradesh, the state government is launching the third phase of the novel health insurance scheme in five more districts to benefit 34.87 lakh poor families, encompassing a population of 1.23 crore, from April 15.

Announcing this at a press conference here, Health Insurance Minister G Aruna said as many 34.87 lakh poor families in the districts of Kadapa, Karimnagar, Medak, Nellore and Prakasm would be covered in the third phase alone.

The insurance coverage would be provided by the Star Health and Allied Insurance company, for about 272 problems relating to heart, lung, liver, pancreas, renal diseases, neuro surgery, paediatric conginital manformations, burns, cancer, polytrauma including road accidents and cochlear implant surgery involving motor vehicle accidents.

A premium of Rs 249 per family would be paid in the third phase she said, and added that the Government had also decided to provide commonly used follow-up medicines for those undergoing surgeries free of cost for one year.

Coverage for all polytrauma cases requiring surgical corrections and seven or more days of hospitalisation would be extended to phase two districts of Nalgonda, Rangareddy, East Godavary, West Godavari and Chittoor.

The Government has decided to renew the scheme in the phase one districts of Mahboobnagar, Anantapur and Srikakulam from tomorrow, she added.

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