The State government on Thursday enhanced the standard scheduled rates at which payments will have to made to empanelled hospitals, both private and its own, for surgeries and treatments under Arogyasri health insurance scheme being implemented in the State for the poor.

The rates will come into force from the date of issuing the necessary notification by the government likely anytime now. The enhancement, which will cover all the 938 listed treatments and surgeries listed for Arogyasri, followed recommendations made by the government-appointed committee.