22 April, 2021

Central Pills In State Mixtures

TN, Andhra, Telangana will use local schemes with Modicare

Central Pills In State Mixtures

The Tamil Nadu government has prop­­osed the integration of the Ayus­h­man Bharat scheme with its ‘Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme’ that provides coverage to any fam­ily with annual income of below Rs 72,000. So far, 1.58 crore families are enr­­olled under the Rs 1 lakh scheme, that also provides Rs 2 lakh coverage for specialised procedures. Of the hun­dreds of approved procedures, 158 have been res­­erved for government hospitals. The state also has a corpus fund of Rs 35 crore to help the poor with expensive procedures like transplants.

Tamil Nadu has sought use of the Food Security Act data, which has been Aadhaar-seeded by the state government, and not the Socio Economic Caste Census Data of 2011. The concern being that a lower number of families will benefit under the Central government guidelines.

“We are yet to arrive at a common ground on this,” admits a senior officer. Tamil Nadu has also suggested that the Centre’s scheme should cover only those procedures...

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