Aarogyasri Health Scheme is a unique Community Health Insurance Scheme being implemented from 1st April, 2007 in pursuance of orders issued in G.O.Ms.No.227, Health, Medical & Family Welfare (K2) Dept., dated: 09-06-2006 erstwhile Government of Andhra Pradesh. The scheme is the flagship of all health initiatives of the State Government with a mission to provide quality healthcare to the poor as defined by Civil Supplies Department of Government of the State.
The aim of the Government is to achieve “Health for All”. The scheme is a unique PPP model in the field of Health Insurance, tailor made to the health needs of poor patients and providing end-to-end cashless medical services for identified diseases through a network of service providers from Government and private sector. The Aarogyasri-I scheme was introduced on 01.04.2007 in three backward districts of Mahbubnagar, Anantapur and Srikakulam on pilot basis (vide G.O.Ms.No.227, HM&FW (K2) Dept., dated 09.06.2006), and was subsequently extended as Aarogyasri-II scheme (vide G.O. Ms. No.224, HM&FW Dept., dated 27.06.2008) to the entire state to cover 233 lakh families in (23) districts from 17.07.2008. The Identity of the beneficiaries and the family size is based on the socio-economic data, digital photographs and biometrics available in the white ration card /PDS Card for BPL families)/Health Card. Government have further extended the scheme to the persons suffering from serious ailments i.e. who are not having White Ration Card and who are thus not covered under AS-I & II schemes under CMCO vide G.O.Ms.No.1012, Revenue (CMRF) Dept., dated: 12-08- 2008. The scheme was also extended to working Journalists and their families vide G.O.Ms.No.67, Revenue (CMRF) Dept., dated 22.01.2009. In order to facilitate the effective implementation of the scheme, the State Government set up the Aarogyasri Health Care Trust vide G.O.Ms.No.227, HM&FW (K2) Dept., dated 09- 06-2006, under the Chairmanship of the Honorable Chief Minister. The Trust is administered by a Chief Executive Officer. Thus the Trust, in consultation with the specialists in the field of insurance and healthcare, runs the scheme.
Aarogyasri-1 was administered through an ‘Insurer’ initially, whereas the remaining three schemes AS-2, CMCO, and Journalists Schemes were administered by Trust. However, the policy periods of all the five phases of Aarogyasri-1, which were being implemented through an ‘Insurer’, came to a closure by 16-07-2012. Since then Aarogyasri-I is also being administered by the Trust itself, in addition to Aarogyasri-II, CMCO and Journalist Schemes with effect from 17-07-2012. In G.O.Ms.No.94, HM&FW (M2) Dept., dated: 23-05- 2014orders were issued ratifying the action of the Chief Executive Officer, Aarogyasri Health Care Trust in having run the Scheme in ‘Trust Mode’ after expiry of the policy periods and also permitted the Trust to run the Scheme in ‘Trust Mode’ until further orders.
- Patient registration
- Online approval for surgeries.
- Online payments to network hospitals