Karnataka government has decided to give all citizens health cover from November 1, 2017.

The Karnataka government on Monday launched a scheme and name of the scheme is “Aarogya Bhagya”. This will help state all state residents to have a health insurance from 1st of November.

This insurance will be linked with Aadhaar card.

There are two categories of people under the card, said Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra.

Categories below:

  1. priority category: This will include “farmers, deprived households, labourers from the unorganised sector, pourakarmikas, all SC/ST people, members of cooperative societies, government employees, media persons and elected representatives.” “The rest will be under Category B.

Rest people will come under category B. Category B people will pay the annual premium on the card 300 INR/person from rural areas and 700 INR from urban places.

All primary, secondary and emergency care will be free for people in both categories.

This will help 14 crore people to insured, which will cost the state 869 INR crore.

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