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Aawaz Health Insurance Scheme: Unstarred Question in Loksabha

Aawaz Health Insurance Scheme

(a) whether the Government has taken note of the health insurance scheme ‘Aawaz’ launched in Karala for migrant workers in the State;
(b) if so, whether the Government plan to provide Central financial assistance for the scheme;
(c) whether the Government has received any proposal from the Government of Kerala so far in this regard and if so, the details thereof; and
(d) the funds released under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) to various States including Kerala during the last three years, State/UT-wise?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 668                                         ANSWERED ON: 20.07.2018

Aawaz Health Insurance Scheme

K. C. VENUGOPAL

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government has taken note of the health insurance scheme ‘Aawaz’ launched in Karala for migrant workers in the State;
(b) if so, whether the Government plan to provide Central financial assistance for the scheme;
(c) whether the Government has received any proposal from the Government of Kerala so far in this regard and if so, the details thereof; and
(d) the funds released under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) to various States including Kerala during the last three years, State/UT-wise?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND 
FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY)
(a): Government of Kerala has introduced a Scheme named “Aawaz” with an intention to provide health insurance linked identity card to the Migrant Workers in the State. The Scheme envisages providing treatment to the enrolled migrant labourers for an amount of Rs. 15000/- per annum in the empanelled hospitals.

(b) & (c): No such proposal has been received from the Government of Kerala and no proposal to provide Central Financial assistance is under consideration. 

(d): State-wise list containing details of funds released under RSBY during the last three years is at Annexure.

Source: Loksabha

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