Forest Minister and Mandya district in-charge C.P. Yogeshwar inaugurated Vajpayee Arogyasri Yojana, State government’s flagship health insurance scheme, which helps families living below the poverty line (BPL) to avail themselves of medical benefits.

He was addressing a gathering after inaugurating the programme at the Government Girl’s Pre-university College here on Sunday.

Treatment

Mr. Yogeshwar said: “Beneficiaries could avail themselves of treatment for various health problems at various super-speciality hospitals under the scheme. The State government has identified 130 super-speciality hospitals across the State to provide health services to beneficiaries.”

As many as 296 beneficiaries, including 160 suffering from cancer, are being benefited from the scheme, P. Bore Gowda, Director of Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Trust, said.

Among those present on the occasion were M. Srinivas, Mandya MLA; B.N. Krishnaiah, Mandya Deputy Commissioner; P.C. Jayanna, Mandya Zilla Panchayat’s Chief Executive Officer; T.N. Marigowda, District Health and Family Welfare Officer, Nagaratna Basavaraju, zilla panchayat president; Basavegowda, Mandya Urban Development Authority president; S.C. Shankaregowda, zilla panchayat Vice-president, and M.P. Arun Kumar, Mandya City Municipal Council president.

Health camp

A mega health camp under the health scheme was organised on the occasion. Specialists from various super-speciality hospitals in Bangalore and Mandya participated.

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