GUNTUR: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched another scheme called YSR Aarogya Aasara which aims to provide sustenance allowance during the recovery period to poor patients, which is an add on to health scheme YSR Arogya Sri on Monday.
As per an official release, this is post therapeutic sustenance allowance amount is provided to the patients apart from the Arogya Sri free comprehensive treatment.
After the surgery/treatment, patients are offered a maximum of Rs.225 per day or a maximum of Rs.5,000 per month for the prescribed relaxation time under the Aaogya Aasara scheme.
This is the first in India that a State Government has offered this kind of a service to patients. The scheme was introduced by the CM with an intention that the family should not suffer financially if the family gets sick. An estimated 4.5 lakh people will benefit from this.
The Chief Minister will also distribute cheques to the patients who are receiving treatment in the hospital there.
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The government has issued guidelines for the financial assistance to 836 types of surgeries in 26 separate departments. The patient must provide bank account and Aadhaar card details at the time of discharge. If a bank account is not provided, the money is credited to a relative's bank account.
Amount will be directly credited into the patients' accounts within 48-hours after discharge from the hospital.
We are establishing new hospitals in Vizianagaram, Paderu, Eluru, Gurajala, Machilipatnam, Markapuram, Pulivendula,’ said Chief Minister ‘people's habits need to be changed and then society must also change. And then the cost of the medication will be reduced.’
He said that for the same, the government is periodically reducing the liquor shops. So far 20 percent of shops were reduced and 43,000 belt shops were closed.
‘Irrespective of the conspiracies planned against me I will stand and I hope with all your blessings and blessings of God I will stand strong,’ said Chief Minister.