The Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee launched the Swasthya Sathi Scheme. The project will enable the people of West Bengal to get treatment for free. Ordinary people used to have to spend a lot of money for treatment but now this project has a lot of benefits for ordinary people.
The West Bengal government has set up a fair price drug store, fair price diagnostic center, critical care unit, etc. within 50 meters of the hospital to improve the medical system. Super-specialty hospitals are being set up in many places and they are being monitored to ensure fair prices.
|Name of the scheme||Swasthya Sathi Scheme, West Bengal|
|Department||West Bengal Health and Family Welfare Department|
|Launched By||CM Mamata Banerjee|
|Purpose||To provide health facilities up to Rs. 5 lakh in West Bengal.|
The group protection scheme has been launched as a result of active consideration by the state government to provide health protection to the residents to save them from catastrophic expenses due to hospitalization.
The target population of the Swasthya Sathi Scheme is the diverse low-income earners and volunteers involved in various projects run by different departments of the State Government which are being approved by the Finance Department from time to time.
Swasthya Sathi Scheme 2023
The main feature of the health care project is Each family will get Rs 5 lakh for basic health cover, and secondary and tertiary care.
Up to Rs. 1.5 lakh will be available through Insurance mode and from Rs 1.5 lakh through Assurance mode. The project was launched on 01.02.2018.
National Insurance Company was the insurance partner in 9 districts and United India Insurance Company in 11 districts till 26.02.2017. The scheme was implemented in March 2017 in the mode of assurance.
From 01.04.2018 to 15.01.2020, Bajaj Allianz was selected as an insurance partner in 18 districts, and from 26.02.2018 to 31.12.2019, IFFCO Tokyo was selected as an insurance partner in 5 districts. Services in 5 districts were extended till 15.01.2020 by Health care Assurance Mode. Paperless, cashless, smart card-based.
There is no family size cap and both spouses include parents. All dependent dependents of the family will also come under this scheme. Even if there is any previous type of disease, it will come under this project. The entire premium is borne by the state government and there is no contribution from the beneficiary.
Each family is given an online health care card on the day of listing. The smart card contains details of family members, photos, biometrics, address, mobile number, and SECC ID.
Scheme management has been on a paperless IT platform since day one. Hospitals are listed online based on available services and infrastructure. 100% online pre-approval within 24 hours. The benefits of card blocking are triggered by SMS and at the same time alert.
Real-time uploading of e-health records of beneficiaries during discharge. Claim return to the hospital with 30 days TAT otherwise the company will have to pay interest for delay. Complain online to 16003455364 on a 24×7 toll-free number with a feedback option.
Online triggers and alerts to find out if your card is fraudulent. Android-based mobile app to help the beneficiaries After receiving discharge from the hospital, the government pays a rent of rs. 200 to take the beneficiary home.
What are the benefits of Swasthya Sathi Card:
The Government of West Bengal has implemented a Health care Scheme for the financially weak people. Besides, there are many people in the state of West Bengal who live below the poverty line.
In that case, it becomes almost difficult for day laborers to meet other needs of daily life as well as create separate health insurance for health awareness.
In that case, this health care card can greatly reduce the health concerns in every family. In fact, health care insurance for five lakh rupees per family will make their life journey much easier.
Beneficiaries of this healthcare scheme will get free treatment in certain hospitals, medical insurance scheme has been launched with this healthcare card.
Benefits that can be found:
- Absolutely free medical care for all people.
- Numerous people will be able to benefit from this health care project.
- With the implementation of this scheme, the beneficiaries will get a maximum of Rs 5 lakh as health insurance cover.
- Each family will be given a smart card.
- Free medical treatment will be available at all the hospitals or nursing homes covered under this project.
- If any member of a family under the Health care Project falls ill with a particular complex disease, the government can provide healthcare up to about three and a half lakh rupees for treatment.
- In addition, all the people under the Health care Scheme will have the full opportunity to receive free medicine, food, check-ups, and medical treatment at the hospital during their illness.
- In addition, if a patient has to be hospitalized due to a complex disease under this health care project, then there are many more benefits under this project.
- For example, the patient will be given free medicine from the hospital for five days before admission and discharge from the hospital.
- In addition to the cost of travel to and from the hospital, the government will also provide an additional Rs 200 through this health care project.
Eligibility of Applicant for Swasthya Sathi Card:
The applicant needs some qualifications for any job, but the job is done based on this qualification, the same goes for this health care card.
The qualifications that the applicant will need to apply for this health care card are: To avail of the benefits of this health care scheme, any applicant or his family must be a permanent resident of West Bengal.
Whether the applicant is rich or poor and how much his monthly income will not be seen. Only he will be seen whether he is a resident of this state of West Bengal.
Applicants can apply for this health care scheme in various fields like security guards, ICDS personnel, home guards, green volunteers, civic volunteers, civil defense volunteers, village volunteers, etc. Also how much money the applicant is earning but there is no condition or obligation.
Applicants may also be workers. You can be a day laborer or belong to the self-help group of the Panchayat and Rural Development Department, belong to the self-help group in the municipality area, health workers, Asha workers, and Anganwari workers can all apply for this health care card.
In any family, father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, husband, wife, and every child up to 18 years of age can easily apply for this project.
All members of Tristar Panchayat and their families, part-time teachers, and educators of colleges and universities can apply for this project.