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:
|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
|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|