Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje approved the Aarogya Rajasthan Abhiyan programme a campaign for healthy Rajasthan from December this year to March 2016 to collect and compile health data of rural population in the state on August 25, 2015.
- E-health cards will be generated for people living in rural areas during the campaign. 48,000 health workers would collect health-related information of about five crore people by visiting about one crore households from September 15 to October 31.
- The three-month programme will have health camps organised across the state, where residents would be issued health cards based on spot diagnoses. The cards would be used for further treatment and follow-up of patients.
- An online database of this information would be prepared, which would be utilised for the innovative health insurance scheme to be launched in the state.
- A proper record of health of an individual will be maintained with the help of e-health cards. Rajasthan is the second state in the country after Kerala to launch such a campaign.
- The card will be linked with the health insurance scheme under which persons suffering of common diseases to get insurance of Rs30,000 and Rs3 lakh.
- The Cabinet also decided to conduct a written exam for recruiting college lecturers. Earlier, the lecturers were recruited on the basis of their performance in interviews.
- The aim is to cover 5 crore people in around 1 crore households.
- The campaign Health camps will be organised at gram panchayat level and every citizen will be issued a Health Card.