It is a known fact that the Andhra Pradesh state government has come up with a new health insurance scheme called Arogya Raksha for the convenience of families which are above Below Poverty Line (BPL) category and which are not part of any existing health insurance scheme of the state government.
The scheme is expected to benefit over 35 lakh families from the state. The scheme was launched by the chief minister of the state Mr. Nara Chandrababu Naidu in Vijayawada as a new year gift to the people of the state on January 1, 2017. The scheme offers health insurance cover up to the limit of Rs.2 lakh for each beneficiary. The enrollment process to obtain the health cards under the scheme has commenced across the state. The interested people of the state can avail apply at any Mee-Seva centers of the state. The applicants will have to pay Rs.1200 per head at the rate of Rs.100 per month. Any number of family members can enroll their names under the scheme by paying the requisite amount. The beneficiaries of the scheme can avail cashless healthcare services related to 1044 types of diseases in 432 hospitals of the state. Those who want to apply online for the scheme will have to log onto the website of NTR Vaidya Seva. The applicants have to submit their adhar card details to enroll under the scheme. The principal secretary of the health department of the state Poonam Malakondaiah has said that the applicants can take their health cards after the submission of the applications. The last date to make applications under the scheme is fixed as February 28,2017. The most important feature of the innovative health insurance scheme is that the premium being paid by the applicants is less than what is charged by the private health insurance providers. The state government is already implementing different types of health insurance schemes for BPL families, government employees and journalists. Interestingly, the chief minister of the state Mr. Nara Chandrababu Naidu has also enrolled his and his family members name under the scheme to act as a motivator for all other people of the state. The officials of the health department handed over the health cards related to all his family members. We are providing the website address of NTR Vaidya Seva Trust for the convenience of the people of the state. The people of the state can log into the website by clicking on the below web link http://pull71.sps.ap.gov.in/NTRVS/NTRpages/NtrHome.aspx