Soon, health insurance for Delhi's poor

State govt bringing RSBY clone to cover the poor


Sonal Matharu | December 27, 2010

Delhi’s health department will soon launch a health insurance scheme for the poor on lines of labour ministry’s health insurance scheme for BPL card holders called the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY).

The scheme by the Delhi government would be called Aapka Swasthya Bima Yojna (ASBY) and would insure five members from each family for up to Rs 1.5 lakh. People under and above the poverty line would be covered under it and they will be protected against over 700 ailments listed under the scheme.

“The scheme is an advanced version of RSBY and will be floated soon,” said a senior Delhi health department official who did not wish to be named, “Other yardsticks besides income will be included to be eligible for the scheme. The quality of life will be an essential element. Families living in slum areas and poor localities will also be considered.”

The data of BPL and APL families will be sourced from mission convergence of the Delhi government. Head of the family, spouse and three dependents will be issued one bio-metric card which can be swiped at the empanelled hospitals and the set amount for the treatment will be deducted from the total value of the card. The remaining value will be valid for a year and any of the five members can use it.

If families which already have a RSBY card, get enrolled for ASBY, the money in the already existing card will be upgraded instead of issuing them a separate card, informed the official.

The services for the scheme will be provided through third party administrators.



Other News

Making sense of the ‘crisis of political representation’

Imprints of the Populist Time By Ranabir Samaddar Orient BlackSwan, 352 pages, Rs. 1105 The crisis of liberal democracy in the neoliberal world—marked by massive l

Budget: Highlights

Union minister of finance and corporate affairs Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2023-24 in Parliament on Wednesday. The highlights of the Budget are as follows: PART A     Per capita income has more than doubled to Rs 1.97 lakh in around

Budget presents vision for Amrit Kaal: A blueprint for empowered, inclusive economy

Union Budget 2023-24, presented by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament on Wednesday, outlined the vision of Amrit Kaal which shall reflect an empowered and inclusive economy.  “We envision a prosperous and inclusive India, in which the fruits of development reach all regions an

Soumya Swaminathan to head M S Swaminathan Research Foundation

Former World Health Organisation (WHO) chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan takes charge as chairperson of M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) from February 1.   Founded by her father, the legendary agricultural scientist M S Swaminathan, MSSRF was set up to accelerate the use of m

m-Governance: Key to Digital India

The digital revolution is being led by India. Digital governance is a key component of the government's ambition to transform India into a society where everyone has access to the internet. It includes both M-governance and E-governance, which are major methods for the delivery of services via mobile devic

A sacred offering of the beauty of ‘Saundarya Lahari’ – in English

Saundarya Lahari: Wave of Beauty Translated from the Sanskrit by Mani Rao HarperCollins, 218 pages, Rs 399 ‘Saundarya Lahari’, usually ascribed to Adi Shankaracharya, has a unique status among the religious-spiritual works of Hinduism.

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Current Issue


Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter