'Aarogyasri' to be implemented in all districts

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Hyderabad, Jun 23 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today said the 'Aarogyasri' health scheme, launched last year to provide free medical treatment to the poor, would be implemented in all districts in the state from October 2.

Reviewing the functioning of 108 ambulance services and 'Aarogyasri' officials here, he said a separate trust called 'Arogya Sri Health Care Trust' was formed for the purpose, under which modern health care would be made available to people 'Below Poverty Line' in rural and urban areas. The scheme was being implemented in 18 districts.

Through the 108 toll-free service, one could get quick response either for police help, fire mishaps or medical emergency.

Similarly, through 104 service, any one could contact a doctor for any medical advice, information or treatment, an official release here said.

Besides, one could get information on hospitals, medical shops, and expert doctors. People could make complaints through 104 toll free service about poor services in PHCs, the release said.

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