Ummid Assistant

Applications open for Manmohan scholarship at Cambridge

Opportunities for Indian students in US

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » National

UP wins 'most improved state' award under health insurance scheme

Saturday April 06, 2013 04:50:12 PM, IANS

Lucknow: In a first, Uttar Pradesh has been selected as the "most improved state" under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The award would be handed over to Alok Kumar, the scheme's CEO in the state, at a function in Thiruvananthapuram April 8.

Official sources told IANS that the government took pride in the award as the state was till now infamous for corruption and poor showing in the crucial health sector, especially after the multi-crore scam in the national rural health mission (NRHM) during the Mayawati government.

Barabanki, neighbouring Lucknow, is being awarded for the work initiated in the district, while the Uttar Pradesh Rural Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Saifai - the native village of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has been rewarded for good work as an independent hospital.

Compared to the first phase of the scheme, more than 25 percent of the below poverty line (BPL) population has been assimilated in the scheme and smart cards for 48,65,692 families have been made, an official informed IANS.

"As part of course correction, undertaken as part of the inferences drawn from the first phase of the scheme where the claims were not attended to by listed hospitals due to tardy payment schedules, the anomalies were weeded out by the help of technique and weekly reviews and a server was established at the state level.

"The intervention and initiative saw miraculous results and of the claims made by listed hospitals, as many as 74 percent were settled within 30 days," said an official.

A total of 1,486 hospitals - 823 private and 663 government - have been listed so far under the scheme. The scheme, kick started to benefit the BPL families as per the 2002 census, provides a smart card at a basic fee of Rs.30 which is used to meet all administrative expenses incurred in the scheme.

The field key officer (FKO) is named for the completion of the nomination process in which a family, with considered unit of five, is listed on the smart card.

Smart card holding families are entitled to a sum of Rs.30,000 for one year and treatment for a total of 1,090 pre decided diseases/packages is available through indoor patient facilities. The scheme also entails giving of food and Rs.100 per day for transport on discharge from hospital subject to a maximum of Rs.1,000 in a year. 75 percent of the annual premium on the scheme is borne by the central government and the remaining 25 per cent by the state government

The hitherto used 32 kb card has been replaced by a 64 kb card so that the beneficiaries can avail the benefits of both the state and central schemes. The cost of a smart card is separately borne by the central government.

Till March 31, 2013, officials pointed out, 48 lakh smart cards have been made in Uttar Pradesh and nomination process is underway in 21 districts, by the end of which 58 lakh beneficiary families are likely to be assimilated in the scheme.







Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS


More Headlines

British Library to archive billions of webpages

Can Rahul reform his party - and system?

Five Odisha students head to US for aero-design competition

Lost in New Delhi at 98? Khushwant Singh muses

Kerala guzzles alcohol worth Rs.8,841 crore

India's education system must prepare children for life

Facebook post sparks tension in Meerut, 12 injured

'Controversial' Pentavalent vaccine safe, say experts

Brisk walking as good as running for heart: Study

BJP, Congress, JD-S announce Karnataka poll candidates

Doctors, medical students, beat up scribes in Agartala

Thane building collapse: Death toll 48; two suspended

Punjab NRIs to get 10 percent quota in projects, plots


Top Stories

Who make the list of most powerful Indians in GCC

The above facts are not just assumptions, they are real facts derived from the figures emerged after analyzing the list of one hundred powerful Indians in six GCC countries  »

Expatriate exposes pathetic condition of Indian Muslims living in Middle East

Indians in Middle East remit home over $35 billion every year


  Most Read

Quit if you can't abide by constitution, Katju to Jayalalithaa

Taking serious note of the government's inability to comply with two PCI orders in the case passed in April and August 2012, Justice Katju directed the state administration to immediately suspend,  »

Thane building collapse: Death toll 48; two suspended

As the death toll in Thursday evening's seven-storey building collapse rose to 48, two officials were suspended Friday for not heeding complaints regarding the unauthorised structure. Civic and police officials told IANS that Deputy Municipal Commissioner Deepak Chavan and Senior  »


  News Pick

Musharraf's nomination papers rejected

The nomination papers of Pakistan's former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf for the upcoming general elections were rejected Friday from Kasur  »

20 injured in communal clashes in Jaipur

Over 20 people, including a dozen policemen, were injured in this Rajasthan capital following a violent clash between two communities Thursday, officials said. People hurled stones on the policemen who were trying »

Governor flooded with petitions on Sanjay Dutt sentence

These representations have come from various individuals and organisations including politicians and celebrities across the country after the Supreme Court sentenced the actor to five years in jail for his role in the 1993  »

'Modi welcome to apply for visa but no immediate change in US policy'

Even as it acknowledged that a US congressional delegation's visit to Gujarat had official sanction, the US said there was no immediate change in its stand on a visa to Chief Minister Narendra Modi  »

Narendra Modi’s strange bedfellows in Washington DC


Picture of the Day

President of India Pranab Mukherjee released a Commemorative Postage Stamp on Late Yashwantrao Chavan, at the concluding ceremony of the birth centenary celebration of former CM of Maharashtra, Late Yashwantrao Chavan, in Mumbai on March 23, 2013. Union Minister for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Sharad Pawar is also seen.


Recommend the story to your friends



RSS  |  Contact us


| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant



Science & Technology



About us




Government Schemes










Contact us


The Funny Side

Education & Career Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.