Soon health insurance coverage for urban poor Bangaloreans is set to be launched under the Pandit Deen Dayal Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Yojana. This program will cover 198 wards in Bangalore. The Below Poverty Line (BPL) families will be provided health insurance cards.
This scheme will cover cardiovascular diseases, cardiothoracic surgery, neurological diseases, renal diseases, burns, poly trauma cases, neo-natal cases, genitourinary surgery and pediatric surgery, cancer treatment; including surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy.
The total reimbursement that the scheme will provide for one family will be around Rs 1.5 lakh. This amount can be availed individually or collectively by members of the family.