Govt to bear treatment cost of rare diseases of SC, ST beneficiaries: Minister Sudhakar

Bangalore: Minister of Health and Medical Education Dr. Ayushman Bharat-Arogya Karnataka Yojana to cover the cost of treatment for rare diseases for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe beneficiaries. K. Sudhakar has taken action. Also, steps have been taken to provide free treatment for diseases that cost more. Through this, the state government has made a new contribution to the health care of poor people.

Under the Ayushman Bharat – Arogya Karnataka scheme, treatment costs are covered by Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Trust for various diseases. But some rare diseases are not covered under this scheme. Also, there is no treatment facility for such diseases in government hospitals. In such a case, treatment in private hospitals will have to be paid for.

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In this background, Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Trust, which had prepared a list of treatments and costs, had submitted a proposal to the state government in this regard. The state government agreed to this proposal and issued an order. In addition to this, steps have been taken to identify cost-effective treatment methods and fix costs for them as well.

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Speaking about this, Minister Dr. K. Sudhakar, ‘The state government led by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is working to expand the Ayushman scheme implemented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the health care of the poor people. The government has taken an important step to cover the cost of treatment even for rare diseases. In addition, measures are being taken to cover the costs by fixing the rates for the more expensive treatments. Minister Dr. K. Sudhakar said.

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