The AP government is planning to take up general health check-up of the people in a large scale. Having successfully launched the Kanti Velugu scheme, where the school children are being screened for vision problems, the government is now planning to go for the health check-up for all the people across the state.
Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy had directed the officials of medical and health to prepare the programme to take up primary health check-up for the people and issue Arogya Sri cards on the basis of the check-up. The information of the check-up would be fed into the computers while issuing the Arogya Sri cards.
The government had decided to start the Arogya Sri programme from December 21 across the state. The government had also identified over 150 multispecialty hospitals in Hyderabad, Chennai and Bengaluru to accept the treatment on Arogya Sri cards. The number of treatments under the Arogya Sri were also increased to 2000 by the new government.
The government is also planning to provide financial assistance to the patients in the post-surgery period. This would be between Rs 5,000 a month to Rs 225 per day. This would give greater relief to the family who are to be with the patient in the hospital after the surgeries.
The State government had also decided to improve or rather give a facelift to the government hospitals across the State, starting with the primary health centres. The government wants to provide the required infrastructure in all the hospitals and make them multispecialty.
The decision to increase the monthly wages of the sanitation workers in the government hospitals from the present Rs 6,000 to Rs 16,000 per month is being welcomed by the staff as it helps in keeping the hospital premises clean. The staff have been ignored for all these years, who in turn, ignored the hospitals.