MANGALORE: The state government on Thursday cleared the Rajiv Arogya Bhagya health scheme for APL card holders. Briefing reporters, Health Minister U T Khader said that under this new scheme, an APL card holder can avail treatment at any private hospital which has a tie-up with the government. Accordingly, the government will pay 70 per cent of the total bill.
He said the scheme had got the Cabinet’s nod and would come into effect in 10 days.
The state government will launch ‘Healthizen,’ a mobile application in Bangalore on Friday. Khader said one can use this app to bring to the notice of the Health Department any faults on the part of the officials concerned. Khader said, one can upload images of poor conditions of government hospitals and unhygienic surroundings. Khader said 198 new 108 ambulances will be made available to the public for which staff would be recruited soon.
‘Can Tackle Ebola’
Bangalore: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said that all hospitals in the country have enough facilities to treat Ebola. At a function to mark World Eyesight Day, he said, “There is no need for any special preparation. The treatment is given on a symptomatic basis and we have left no stone unturned in ensuring that we are prepared to tackle the disease,” he added.