Ayushman Bharat Yojana has the distinction of world’s largest health insurance coverage scheme. It is called Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana or National Health Protection Scheme.
It is a centrally sponsored scheme launched in 2018 through an announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Under the Ayushman Bharat Mission of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, all the needy patients are provided best quality health care at a
In Karnataka, the scheme is merged with the Arogya Karnataka scheme. Under the arrangement, in Karnataka the below the health schemes are all merged with the Arogya Karnataka Scheme.
- Vajpayee Arogyashree, Yeshaswini Scheme
- Rajiv Arogya Bhagya Scheme
- Rashtriya Bala Swasthaya Karyakram (RBSK)
RashtriyaSwasthayaBimaYojana (RSBY) including RSBY for senior citizens
- Cochlear Implant Scheme
- Mukhyamantri Santwana Harish Scheme, Indira Suraksha Yojane
The scheme is made available across all the government and empanelled private hospitals. But one of the pre requirements required to avail this service is Arogya Karnataka health card.
Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Trust is implementing the scheme in Karnataka
How To Get Your Arogya Karnataka Card
In Karnataka, Arogya Karnataka card is distributed to the general public based on his / her Aadhar Card number. The card is generated by using e patient’s biometric impression through a biometric device and authenticated with CIDR Aadhar Server. The E-KYC details will be auto generated.
In case there is a failure in reading the bio metric impression of the beneficiary wishing to enroll, other options such as “OTP”, capturing data from the QR code and getting data from the Food Department’s database are provided.
Arogya Karnataka – Enrolment Centres
In all the Bangalore One centres in Bengaluru and Karnataka One centres in rest of the Karnataka the general public can register their names and get Arogya Karnataka card by paying Rs.30. The public need to produce their Aadhar cards.
Whether Arogya Karnataka Card Is Necessary?
In the emergency situations, the cards are generated at the government hospitals manually.
How To Avail The Scheme Benefit
Under the scheme, the patients need to get admitted in a government hospital first. After a screening by the government hospital doctors, a letter will be generated by the authorities indicating required procedure/ operation facility is not available in the hospital and the patient can be shifted to any private notified hospital. Based on this letter, free treatment will be provided at the private hospitals.
A total number of 1,650 treatments/ procedures are available under the scheme in the government/ private hospitals.
The list of procedures/ operations can be availed by clicking here
The Network Hospitals
Under the scheme, free treatment is available in all the government hospitals. But not all private hospitals provide free treatment under the scheme. This facility is available only in the notified network hospitals across the state.
Advantage Of Arogya Karnataka
Short Coming Of Arogya Karnataka
- Only BPL families are provided with free treatment. APL card holders need to pay 70% of the hospital bills.
- There is no provision for daily expenses.
- Government hospitals are allowed to refer only those patients who can’t be treated at the government facility.