HYDERABAD: Under the Aarogyasri scheme, 7.30 lakh
surgeries/therapies were completed till date. Health Camps conducted under the
scheme crossed 20,000 and Aarogyasri I and II with 938 procedures through
insurance for 10 districts of Phase IV and V were renewed from 17-07-2010. This
was disclosed at a meeting of the Aarogyasri Healthcare Trust. The Chief
Minister Dr K Rosaiah, who is also the Chairman of the Trust, chaired the 14th
meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Aogyasri Healthcare Trust here today at
The CEO of the Trust, Babu. A. presented to the Chief
Minister progress of the scheme and other related issues. He told the Chief
Minister that the scheme benefitted around 50 lakh people directly and
indirectly. The special drive undertaken to mobilize patients for follow-up
services through field operations team by approaching individual patients
through door to door campaign and its success was also explained.
The Chief Minister was explained about the innovative ICT
solutions particularly the e-office to bring in efficacy and transparency
through paperless office which is being introduced in the scheme. The Chief
Minister appreciated the Trust when told that the scheme won 3 e-Health India
awards 2010 and how it was appreciated by the World Bank team, which studied
the scheme for 2 days as part of their assessment of Health Insurance Schemes
world over on behalf of Planning Commission of India and Ministry of Health and
Family Welfare, Government of India and recommend a suitable scheme for the
country on the same lines.
The Chief Minister was informed that the scheme was
showcased at a meeting on social security in Bengaluru, and also to the
Ministry of Defence, Delhi, ESIC convention, Delhi etc., on special request. It
was informed that a team led by Chief Secretary of Maharashtra visited the
State to study the scheme as the State is on the verge of introducing similar
scheme in Maharashtra by the name "Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandhayi Yojna". The CEO
said that it was the only scheme from India selected by WHO to study under its
project ‘Setting Priorities for Health Care’ and the Trust is invited to be a
participant in WHO’s cost-effectiveness priority setting team (CEP), on 22nd
and 23rd September, 2010 at Geneva.
Taking note of the scheme crossing the landmarks of 20,000
health camps, 35 lakh people screened and 7.3 lakh surgeries/therapies, the
Chief Minister appreciated the efforts and congratulated the Trust. Dr Rosaiah
asked the Trust to carry on the good work and be of help to the poorest of the
The Board of Trustees then discussed the agenda and
decided with the approval of the Chief Minister:
To renew the scheme for Aarogyasri-I and II schemes
through Insurance scheme in 5 districts of Nalgonda, Rangareddy ,Chittoor, West
Godavari and East Godavari for 4th year for 938 procedures as the policy is
coming to an end on 04.12.2010. This will benefit 49.49 lakh BPL families
belonging to these districts.
To extend cashless treatment under Aarogyasri
Scheme to orphans and destitute living in old age homes run by Government and
recognized by the Government through Chief Ministers Camp Office referral
To release Rs.15 Crores from revolving fund to A.P.
Health and Medical Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation (APHMHIDC)
in addition to the Rs.50 crores already released from CMRF for augmentation of
infrastructure in Government Hospitals to enhance their performance under
To utilize the donations from philanthropic
organizations and individuals for implementation of Aarogyasri-II scheme, a
self funded scheme directly run by Trust as it will directly help the needy
To explore and study further the proposals to
establish Comprehensive Cancer Care Centres in 7 Government Hospitals and 16
Palliative Cancer Care Centres in 16 districts and to establish Comprehensive
Trauma Care Centres in 6 Teaching Hospitals through Aarogyasri . This is in
order to increase the access in these areas of concern as limited facilities
are available for these patients.
To renew the service level agreement with Tata
Consultancy Services for maintenance of web portal of Aarogyasri and its online
system and to put in long term arrangement for the same.
To accept the revised proposal of Government for
request for Central Funding of the scheme to the extent of Rs.307 Crores based
on premium and 30% BPL population as per Tendulkar committee estimates.
To accept the rapid evaluation report of the
scheme by Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH) wherein it was concluded
that the scheme benefitted the poor patients of the State and helped to
mitigate the catastrophic health needs as 80% expressed satisfaction about the
services and to accept the Action Taken Report by the Trust on recommendations
of the IIPH in improving services in health camps and reaching the marginalized
population of the state.
To conduct detailed evaluation of the scheme by
independent consortium consisting of distinguished members from Indian
Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Indian School of Business (ISB) and ACCESS
Health as the scheme is 3 years old and getting stabilized. This was also
suggested by Planning Commission of India.
To handover adjacent vacant land to the extent of 3000
square yards of the Tourism Department to Trust to construct new building to
accommodate additional staff for new schemes.
Approval for additional staff in Trust by creating
Project Monitoring Unit and Executive Officer (Planning &
Coordination-Technical) to cater to growing responsibilities and the new
To pay additional premium to Insurance Company for
additional Cards issued during various policy periods.
To approve the repatriation, appointments of staff.
To approve the expenditure statement of Trust for the
period from last board meeting to till date.
Minister for Aarogyasri and Vice chairman Pithani
Satyanarayana, Special Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Dept and
Ex-officio Executive Vice Chairman J.Sathyanarayana, CEO of Trust, Babu.A.,
Principal Secretary, Finance, L.V.Subramaniam and other members of the Trust
attended the meeting.