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Rajiv Aarogyasri Health Insurance Scheme
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Rajiv Aarogyasri Health Insurance Scheme aims to deliver quality tertiary healthcare services to the underprivileged sector of the population in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

The Government of Andhra Pradesh launched the Rajiv Aarogyasri Healthcare Insurance Scheme in 2007 for the 2.03 crore below the poverty line (BPL) families in Andhra Pradesh. The scheme aims to achieve ‘Health for all’ by assisting poor families in their struggle out of indebtedness through the provision of free insurance through a unique PPP model.

Under the scheme, BPL families can avail health benefits through affordable insurance. The premium for this policy is financed by the government. A sum of 150,000 rupees is reserved for each BPL family with a buffer amount of 50,000 for unexpected expenditure.

Since the roll out of the scheme, the number of people and diseases covered has greatly increased. An online management system has allowed for the identification of disease trends. The scheme has also contributed to medical research and documentation and has been successful in spreading quality healthcare facilities throughout the state.

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RTI - Aarogyasri
In the Aarogyasri website, nothing was mentioned for RTI. I had put some queries but most of them are unanswered. I am working as a cancer specialist in Vijayawada and put 3 queries to the CEO, Grievance and Customer Care Wing General Manager and Deputy Manager. My query for the total number of cancer patients treated under this scheme so far has been answered. Queries on the number of deaths, number of cancer patients treated after proper staging are yet to be answered. These are all statistics and such data should be made public. So much of taxpayers' money is used for this scheme. Citizens should have access to adequate information to gauge the effectiveness of this programme.
Posted By : Suryakanta Acharya on 23 January 2012