Telangana Govt to Raise Free Treatment Limit Under Aarogyasri

24 Nov, 2021 11:20 IST|Sakshi Post

Hyderabad: The state administration agreed to increase the limit of the Aarogyasri scheme to give free treatment to Telangana residents.

According to trustworthy sources, the state administration is aiming to increase the free treatment limit from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh.

There has been a steady stream of requests from various sections of the state to increase the amount, as Rs 2 lakhs is insufficient for acute illness care in private hospitals.

According to reports, the state administration is attempting to obtain information from network hospitals to make decisions based on their proposals.

Medical costs have risen dramatically in recent years, forcing the poor to take out loans to pay for their care.

KCR, the Chief Minister, is said to be meeting with ministers and health professionals on the matter. If the medical treatment limit is increased, the family can make use of this arrangement if two members require treatment.

Currently, Aarogyasri covers 1020 ailments, while the Ayushman Bharat plan of the national government covers 1668.

Due to popular demand, the state administration has chosen to implement the Central Government Programme in Telangana this year. Telangana is implementing both initiatives at the same time.

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Corporate hospitals are the most significant roadblocks to the Aarogyasri scheme's adoption. These hospitals are refusing to take patients under the "aarogyasri" scheme, citing the government's failure to pay the debts.

The state government is allegedly withholding payments to network hospitals under the Aarogyasri scheme. According to these hospitals, the government must pay these hospitals promptly.

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