Telangana Merges Aarogyasri Scheme With Centre’s Ayushman Bharat Scheme

Telangana Merges Aarogyasri Scheme With Centre's Ayushman Bharat Scheme

Hyderabad: Days after taking a U-turn in supporting the Centre over farm laws issue, Telangana Chief Minister KC Rao has once again taken a 360-turn on Centre’s Ayushman Bharat scheme.

On Thursday, CM KCR decided that he will merge Telangana’s Aarogyashri Scheme with Central government’s Ayushman Bharat scheme. KCR in the past had refused to implement Arogya scheme which provides medical treatment to the poor and had said that the state’s Aarograsri scheme was much better in providing facilities to the people in the state.

The Centre’s Ayushman Bharat, unlike Aarograsri, also covers COVID-19 related treatment costs. The central scheme will be launched by joining together with Aarogyashri scheme in Telangana.