Ordinary people used to have to spend a lot of money on treatment but now this Scheme has many benefits for the common people. To improve the treatment system, the West Bengal government is setting up fair-price drug stores, fair-price diagnostic centers, critical care units, etc.
within 50 meters of the hospital. Super-specialty hospitals are being set up in many places and they are being monitored to ensure fair prices.
The group of protection schemes 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 Schemes run by different departments of the State Government which are being approved by the Finance Department from time to time.
|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 lahks in West Bengal.|
Features of the Swasthya Sathi Scheme?
1. The card is valid for 1 year and is eligible for renewal every year.
2. Up to Rs 5 lakh per year of free medical treatment will be available to every family, the cost of which will be borne by the state government.
3. All the necessary examinations and the medical diet of the patient will be given free of cost while in the hospital.
4. There is no limit to the number and age of family members and dependent child members associated with that family.
5. During the discharge from the hospital, the patient will be paid up to Rs. 200 for scaffolding and up to Rs. 500 has been fixed for government hospitals.
6. This service will be available in the registered public and private hospitals of the district.
7. Medical expenses at the hospital will be paid directly to the hospital by the insurance company according to the pre-determined cost rate.
8. The Smart card can be obtained from the concerned Gram Panchayat / Block Office / Municipal Office.
Who is under Swasthya Sathi Scheme?
On 17 February 2016, the Scheme was adopted in the State Cabinet session. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee officially announced the Swasthya Sathi Scheme on December 30 of the same year.
And the Swasthya Sathi card was introduced four years later, on November 26, 2020. Let’s know who will be benefited from the Scheme.
1. People in the state who are receiving any other government health services will be excluded from this Swasthya Sathi Scheme.
2. Besides, if any person in the state gets the medical expenses of any health Scheme of the central government, they will also not get a Swasthya Sathi card.
3.. If any person in the state has any corporate health insurance, he can also get a Swasthya Sathi card. In that case, there will be no legal or administrative impediment.
4. Residents of the state can apply for this Swasthya Sathi card regardless of age, occupation, and income.
Swasthya Sathi Scheme Application Forms
|Application form for Adding New Member under Swasthya Sathi||Click Here|
|Application form for New Registration under Swasthya Sathi||Click Here|
|Application form for Member’s Name Correction under Swasthya Sathi||Click Here|
|Application form for Deleting Member’s Name under Swasthya Sathi||Click Here|
How to apply for Swasthya Sathi Scheme?
The government Scheme Duare Sarkar of the West Bengal state government has already been completed. However, those who have not yet applied for the Swasthya Sathi card can also apply online. The following documents will be required to apply.
In addition, if someone has a problem applying for the Swasthya Sathi card online, then go to the ‘Apply Online’ on that website, and you will see the ‘Form For Registration Under Swastha Sathi’ option.
The applicant has to fill up the form with his name, Aadhaar number, address, mobile number, and biometric information.
On the top right of the application form, the card should be signed in the name of the female member of the family. If the applicant has a Khadya Sathi card, it should also be mentioned in the application form.
However, if there is no woman in the family, the Swasthya Sathi card will be in the name of the man.
How to check Swasthya Sathi Card status online?
If you have applied for a Swasthya Sathi card or a URN Number has been generated. To check this “Swasthya Sathi Status Check Online “-
First, you need to open the official website of Swasthya Sathi. Click Here
Then click Find Your Name in the dropdown menu.
On the next page, click on Find Your Name yourself or others with the applicant’s mobile number and click on the Submit option.
The next page will open and select your State Name, District Name, Block Name or Municipality Name, GP Name, and Village Name.
Then select Aadhaar No or Khadyasathi Ration Card No in Select By, click on any one of the options, enter the number, and click on Submit option.
How to check Swasthya Sathi Card balance online?
You need to go to the official website or mobile app to know how much money is in the online card. Then there is an option called URN Verification. Click here.
Then select the state then type the district you want to see, then enter the URN then click on the submit button below.
After clicking, the names of all the members of your family will be written.
There will be written at the bottom. View balance. Click here and then it will show how much money is on your card.
How to renew your Swasthya Sathi Card?
The card is auto-renewal which means this card does not need to be renewed at all. After 1 year it will be renewed automatically.
When you hand over the card to the help desk after your patient has been hospitalized, they will tell you if you need to update your card.
If you need to update or renew, they will do it or tell you how to do it. There is no option to renew the health partner card online on the “health partner” official website.
Under no circumstances should the smart card be handed over to anyone other than a registered family member. Do not give the smart card to the hospital authorities while you are admitted.
You must register your mobile number at the time of hospitalization. Ask for cash for travel during discharge, sign the relevant voucher/register book, or give a tip print.
Be sure to collect your smart card while on leave from the hospital. Find out how much money is blocked (package rate) on the computer for the treatment and if you don’t know the amount of money left on the card after the treatment, ask for a discharge slip.
Be aware that if a smart card is lost, a new card is available, but the consumer will have to bear the cost of making a new card. To avail of this facility, the consumer has to contact the district office.