Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy launched a revamped and enhanced version of the YSR Aarogyasri scheme in Eluru in West Godavari district today.
The scheme will cover some 2,059 diseases now, as opposed to 1,059 earlier.
It is being launched as a pilot in West Godavari district, and will be rolled out across the State from April 1.
Speaking on the occasion, Jagan said that Aarogyasri was the second big welfare program launched in 2020. He said that all families whose income was less than Rs 5 lakh per annum would be brought under Aarogyasri, and that 1.42 crore cards would be distributed under it.
The cards would be distributed through village secretariats to all the beneficiaries, he said.
He added that cashless treatment would be provided to all cancer patients under the scheme.
On a different topic, Jagan also said that the government would appoint one Asha worker for every 350 persons in the State.
Earlier, Jagan unveiled a bronze statue of Dr B R Ambedkar in Vangayagudem in Eluru mandal. Deputy Chief Minister Alla Nani, Women & Child Welfare Minister Teneti Vanita, Minister for Housing Cherukuvada Sri Ranganadha Raju, some other MLAs, some MLCs and some high-ranking officials were present.
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