Arogyasri for pink card holders likely

Published: 16th May 2013 08:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2013 08:22 AM   |  A+A-


Minister for medical education Kondru Murali Mohan has said that the government is planning to bring the pink card holders under the Arogaya Sri scheme.  The minister, who offered prayers at Saraswathi Devi temple at Basara on Wednesday on the occasion of his daughter Anishka’s aksharabhyasam, told the media that as many as 7 lakh pink card holders in the state will be benefitted if the proposal materialises.

Speaking on the other developments, the minister said the government has purchased 160 vehicles including 70 Jeeps to be used by the departments in Agency areas in Adilabad, Srikakulam and Khammam districts. 

A fund of Rs 6,500 crore has been earmarked towards the special health budget for the current financial year, he said, adding that the medicine allowance for distircts has been increased to `360crore from the earlier Rs 160 crore.  Further, the government has sanctioned `3 crore for every district to build drug store buildings at their headquarters. Plans are afoot to fill up all the vacant posts at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Government Hospital in Adilabad, he added.

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