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AP to launch health insurance for BPL families

Andhra Pradesh Govt plans to launch an innovative health insurance scheme for below poverty line families in the state on April 19.

india Updated: Apr 14, 2006 17:31 IST

Andhra Pradesh government plans to launch an innovative health insurance scheme for BPL (below poverty line) families in the state on April 19, subject to clearance from the union government.

Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy on Friday directed state officials to get clearance for the scheme from the Centre before April 19, official sources said.

The state government is also planning an awareness campaign for sensitisation and identification of beneficiaries from among the BPL families. The services of Self-Help Groups would be utilised for the enrollment of the beneficiaries.

The highly subsidised scheme envisages extending health insurance to over 10 lakh BPL families. The diseases to be covered under the scheme are being finalised.