Published on: August 20, 2022

Yashasvini scheme

Yashasvini scheme

Why in news?

Minister in charge of Mysuru district S.T. Somashekar, who is the Minister for Cooperation, announced in Mysuru that the Yeshasvini health insurance scheme will be re-launched on October 2 on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary.

What is Yeshasvini Health Insurance Scheme?

  • The Yeshasvini Co-operative Farmers Health Care Scheme provides cost-effective medical facilities to farmers across the state courtesy cooperative societies registered with the Department of Cooperatives. This scheme targets informal workers in the lower-middle income and middle-income groups. In other words, any peasant in Karnataka can have, provided he or she is a member of any cooperative society.

Genesis of Yeshasvini Health Insurance Scheme:

  • The former chief minister of Karnataka S.M.Krishna formally launched the Yeshasvini Co-operative Farmers Health Care Scheme on November 14th, 2002. The Yeshasvini Health Care Scheme became operational in 2013 and available to co-operative farmers via network hospitals spread across the state of Karnataka.

How is the Yeshasvini Health Insurance Scheme Administered?

  • The following table shows details of the administration of this scheme:
Feature Particulars
Department of Cooperation Reviews the overall publicity required for the scheme besides monitoring the entry of beneficiaries
Cooperative societies Enroll beneficiaries into the scheme
Network hospitals Provide all medical facilities to the beneficiaries under the scheme, subject to conditions
Management Support Service Provider

(IRDA licensed)

Manages claims settlement and other administrative matters
Yeshasvini Cooperative Farmers Health Care Trust Board Meets once in three months to take important policy decisions, review funds availability and disbursement under the scheme