Registrations for Yashaswini open till May

Registrations for Yashaswini open till May

Chairman of Mysore-Chamarajanagar Cooperative Central Bank C Basavegowda (left) chairing a meeting of board of members of the bank, in Mysore on Wednesday. DH Photo

Addressing a media conference here, he said that a target of around two lakh members has been set during the present year for memberships. He urged farmers to become members of the scheme.

He pointed out that all members of a family can become members. An annual deposit of Rs 160 has to be made, he added. He said that registrations can be undertaken at any of the co-operative associations or banks in rural areas.

Mentioning that the forms should be filled up completely, he also stated that a photograph should accompany the forms. He mentioned that in 2003-04, 1,04,616 members enrolled for the scheme, while it reached three lakh in 2010-11.

While Rs 2.37 crore has been collected from members, Rs 2.43 crore has been spent on hospitals.

He said that the memberships will be limited to two lakh in the present year.
He said that during 2010-11, 2,277 patients underwent surgery, while 5,665 took treatment as outpatients.


Patients can undergo treatment at hospitals including Cauvery, JSS, Vikram, Ramakrishna, Kamalaraman, Bharath Cancer, Pragathi Vision and Karuna in the city. He said that around 350 hospitals have been included in the scheme.

He said that Yashaswini Counters will be opened at the the hospitals and members can show their identity card to avail the services.


Film, theatre and folk artists can also avail membership of the scheme.

In areas where coffee is grown, labourers working in plantations can also benefit from the scheme.

Rural journalists, all self-help groups and Stree Shakti group members can also avail the benefits of the scheme.

Normal delivery, neo-natal care, injuries caused due to agricultural equipment, drowning, dog bites is also covered under the scheme.