AP brings COVID-19 treatment under Dr YSR Aarogyasri State’s Free Healthcare Scheme

Published: July 9, 2020

On July 9, 2020, the Andhra Pradesh Government brought COVID-19 treatment under Dr YSR Aarogyasri health care scheme of the state.

Highlights

Under the scheme, the treatment cost of COVID-19 is to be borne by the state government. The Government has released detailed guidelines including permissible cost of treatment under different categories.

About the categories

The State Government has included three categories of hospitals under the scheme. The first category of hospitals are those that provide dedicated COVID-19 treatment. The second category of hospitals are those that treat both COVID-19 patients and non-COVID-19 patients. The third category of hospitals are those that will treat non-COVID-19 patients.

Dr YSR Arogyasri scheme

The Andhra Pradesh Government aims to provide free treatment for all the people in the state under the scheme. The scheme includes Below Poverty Line families, employees, working journalists and pensioners. It provides free food and transportation, free follow up services as well.

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