A health scheme for all

A health scheme for all

The State government on Tuesday decided to implement ‘Universal Health Coverage’, a scheme which envisages bringing every citizen under a health scheme.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the State Health Mission Authority headed by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. The scheme, which has been planned as per the recommendations of the High-Level Expert Group of the Union Planning Commission, will be launched on a pilot basis in Mysore and Raichur districts.

Health Minister U T Khader said the department will now begin preparations for implementing the scheme which is the first of its kind in the country. The Union government has agreed to fund the pilot project, he added.

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