2018-12-14

Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana : Starred Question in Loksabha

Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana

(a) whether the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) has been implemented to help the poor and provide social security/welfare to the unorganised workers all over the country; 
(b) if so, the details regarding the implementation of RSBY in Uttar Pradesh and the number of hospitals in the State registered under the scheme during the last two years; 
(c) whether the Government has listed various insurance companies under this scheme; and 
(d) if so, the details thereof?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE

LOK SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO: 69                                              ANSWERED ON: 14.12.2018

Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana

KRISHN PRATAP SINGH

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

(a) whether the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) has been implemented to help the poor and provide social security/welfare to the unorganised workers all over the country; 
(b) if so, the details regarding the implementation of RSBY in Uttar Pradesh and the number of hospitals in the State registered under the scheme during the last two years; 
(c) whether the Government has listed various insurance companies under this scheme; and 
(d) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI JAGAT PRAKASH NADDA)


(a) to (d) : A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO LOK SABHA 
STARRED QUESTION NO.69* FOR 14TH DECEMBER, 2018

a) Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), a centrally sponsored scheme, is being implemented by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) to provide health insurance coverage to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families and 11 other categories of Unorganized Workers(UOWs) namely MGNREGA Workers, Construction Workers, Domestic workers, Sanitation Workers, Mine Workers, licensed Railway Porters, Street Vendors, Beedi Workers, Rickshaw Pullers, Rag Pickers and Auto/Taxi drivers. Each family enrolled in the scheme is entitled to hospitalization benefits of upto INR 30,000 per annum in Government as well as empanelled private hospitals. With the launch of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) on 23.09.2018, RSBY stands subsumed in it in the states where the PMJAY is being implemented.

b) During the last two years, RSBY was not being implemented in the state of Uttar Pradesh and no hospitals were empanelled under RSBY.

c) & d) RSBY has been essentially implemented at state level and the States concerned were engaging insurance companies through open tendering process. 

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Source: Loksabha

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