TPCC working president and Sangareddy MLA T Jagga Reddy demanded Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and Health Minister Harish Rao to implement Arogyasri scheme in Telangana. He said that though Arogya Sri is officially in vogue, on ground level it is not being implemented, creating serious problems to poor people. In the absence of Arogyasri, poor people are unable to pay hospital bills and losing their lives, pointed out Jagga Reddy.
“Former Chief Minister of United AP YS Rajashekhar Reddy implemented Arogya Sri with a noble aim. He brought in Arogya Sri to ensure that no poor person is denied treatment because of poverty. Under Arogyasri, govt used to bear the complete bills of patients. As a result even poor people got good treatment even in corporate hospitals. Apart from Arogyasri, previous Congress govts used to give CM Relief Fund assistance liberally. But in TRS Govt, Arogyasri has been completely detailed. Just for name sake, Arogyasri is there, but no hospital is treating patients under the scheme. As a result poor and middle class people are suffering a lot,” said Jagga Reddy, highlighting the plight of people in the absence of Arogyasri scheme.
Jagga Reddy further said that even CMRF assistance is being given in very small amounts under KCR Sarkar. Therefore he demanded CM KCR and Health Minister Harish Rao to immediately look into the issue and stake steps to implement Arogyasri scheme in Telangana.