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Title:
HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN HYDERABAD PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS: A STUDY ON RAJIV AAROGYASRI HEALTH COMMUNITY INSURANCE SCHEME

Authors:
Dr. M. Roja Lakshmi

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Dr. M. Roja Lakshmi
Assistant Professor, Center for studies in Social Management, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar

MLA 8
Lakshmi, Dr. M. Roja. "HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN HYDERABAD PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS: A STUDY ON RAJIV AAROGYASRI HEALTH COMMUNITY INSURANCE SCHEME." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 7, July 2019, pp. 5260-5272, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=402. Accessed July 2019.
APA
Lakshmi, D. (2019, July). HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN HYDERABAD PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS: A STUDY ON RAJIV AAROGYASRI HEALTH COMMUNITY INSURANCE SCHEME. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(7), 5260-5272. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=402
Chicago
Lakshmi, Dr. M. Roja. "HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN HYDERABAD PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS: A STUDY ON RAJIV AAROGYASRI HEALTH COMMUNITY INSURANCE SCHEME." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 7 (July 2019), 5260-5272. Accessed July, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=402.

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Abstract:
This Paper examines the Rajiv Aarogyasri Health scheme in government and private hospitals of Hyderabad. On 1st April 2007 the Government of Andhra Pradesh is implemented Rajiv Aarogyasri Community Health Insurance Scheme to assist poor families from catastrophic health expenditure. The scheme is the flagship of all health initiatives of the State Government with a mission to provide quality healthcare to the BPL families. The scheme is a unique PPP model in the field of Health Insurance, tailor made to the health needs of poor patients and providing endto-end cashless services for identified diseases through a network of service providers from Government and private sector.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh has invested in the Rajiv Aarogyasri Community Health Insurance Scheme, as a means to reduce burdensome health expenses incurred by the state's BPL population. However, recent pilot study collected data about health care in public and private hospital's of Hyderabad suggest that poor patients continue to spend significantly on conditions that are not covered by the RAS. The expected findings suggest that the RAHIS alone is not likely to reduce the financial burden on the BPL families and the enrolment of beneficiaries is in RAS and the facilities and service available to them is not up to their level of expectations. There is a sort of dissatisfaction, among the beneficiaries of the scheme that, step motherly treatment is given to RAHIS patients in the referral hospitals mainly corporate hospitals. No doubt, this is Apara Sanjeevini project to protect the lives of poor people but there are certain management failures in this project at levels in which we would like to examine in all levels. This is the paradox which this paper aims to answer about the RAS card holders’ opinion and satisfaction level in the health sector of Andhra Pradesh.