The health coverage will cost the government approximately Rs. 120 crore annually. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who launched the schemes, said APL family members would be entitled for a health care costing up to Rs. 1.5 lakh a year.
In special cases, if the expenditure exceeded Rs. 1.5 lakh, the government would sanction an additional sum of Rs. 50,000. The scheme aimed at providing subsidized healthcare to every citizen in the State involving APL families, he said. The scheme proposed to cover 449 surgical procedures and 50 follow-up packages.
In 2010, the State had launched the Vajpayee Arogyasri scheme, an insurance scheme for BPL households.
Source: Nagesh Prabhu