Kerala has decided to implement the “Sampoorna Arogya Keralam” which is aimed at to bring all major government health services under one umbrella. At least 42 lakh families are expected to benefit under this scheme.
- After its implementation, people of Kerala will not be required to visit multiple offices or agencies for medical care.
- People can go to enlisted public and private hospitals and get the services through a smart health card.
- The Chief Minister will head the Sampoorna Arogya Kerala Trust, which will monitor and implement the project.
Project oultay – ₹20 crore
Eligibility for project – Families with annual income below ₹3 lakh
Key Highlights of Scheme
Various financial assistance schemes under sundry departments will be consolidated under the project and up to ₹2 lakh made available to beneficiaries through means of the smart card.
- Beneficiary families, except who are enrolled under the RSBY and Chis and Chis-Plus schemes need to produce an income certificate from the revenue department as a one-time requirement. They would be issued smart cards in due course.
- A technical committee will be set up to decide on treatment protocols and the various procedures required to be adopted in accordance with the guidelines of the project.
Assistance for medical care in Kerala is currently made available through Rashtriya Swayam Bima Yojana (RSBY), Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (Chis), Chis-Plus, Arogyakiranam, Karunya Benevolent Fund, Thalolam, cancer protection scheme and similar schemes of various welfare fund boards.
Capital – Thiruvananthapuram
Chief Minister – Oommen Chandy
Governor – P Sathasivam