YS Sharmila slams KCR for including Covid in Ayushman Bharat, says only 26 lakhs will benefit
YS Sharmila, daughter of former chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy, has criticised Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for including coronavirus treatment in the Ayushman Bharat scheme instead of Aarogyasri. She stated that only 26 lakh white ration card holders out of 80 lakhs will benefit with the Ayushman Bharat.
Moreover, the Central government’s scheme provides a health cover up to only Rs 5 lakh where as limit is up to Rs 13 lakh in Aarogyasri, she mentioned. Sharmila enlisted various Centre’s rules which makes the white card holders ineligible for medical treatment under the Ayushman Bharat. She demanded the Telangana government to include coronavirus in Aarogyasri.