Bal Hriday Suraksha Yojana

Healthcare awareness, over the years, has not been the priority. And with the onset of the pandemic, governments all over the world got their fair share of awakening from a slumber. However, there are some state governments in India that had long foreseen the need for better healthcare facilities and initiated schemes for people to rest easy regarding the health of their loved ones.

One such scheme in effect has been the one implemented in Chhattisgarh since 2008 – the Bal Hriday Suraksha Yojana.

About the scheme

The Bal Hriday Suraksha Yojana in Chhattisgarh has been offering healthcare and free treatment for those children who are suffering from heart ailments. The scheme operates at the grass-root level and offers cardiac protection and care for children between the age of 0-15.

Under the CM Bal Hriday Suraksha yojana, the children from APL and BPL category get free treatment in local hospitals irrespective of whether the hospital in question is government-aided or private.

As of now, over 6,100 children in the state of Chhattisgarh have benefitted from the scheme so far.

Salient features of the Bal Hriday Suraksha Yojana in Chhattisgarh

The government of Chhattisgarh offers financial support to the treatment of a child who is suffering from heart conditions covered under the Bal Hriday Suraksha Yojana.

Some of the salient features are mentioned herewith:

  1. The government would provide up to ₹1,30,000 for normal heart operations.
  2. Up to ₹1,50,000 would be offered for complicated heart operations.
  3. ₹1,80,000 would be provided towards the patient’s surgery in case of a valve replacement.
  4. The scheme will also take the initiative and offer ₹50,000 for changing the heart stent.
  5. In addition to these financial aids offered to the people, the scheme would provide financial support for complicated treatments that include pacemakers, changing two heart stents, etc.
  6. The amount would be directly transferred to the bank account of the hospital and not to the beneficiary’s account.
  7. Once the operation stands complete, the patient will get a transport facility up to the residence right from the hospital itself.
  8. The patient will also get free three months follow-up by the hospital staff/doctors after the operation.

In conclusion

Heart ailments can be a precarious situation. With the Bal Hriday Suraksha scheme in place, children suffering from the ailment now have the state’s protection behind them.

The Chhattisgarh government ensured that in cardiac matters, it is at the heart of things, taking due initiative where needed. Cardiac procedures can often cost a fortune, and parents often run themselves into lifelong debts wanting to safeguard their children. To save families from the APL and BPL from this travesty, the Chhattisgarh government initiated the Bal Hriday Suraksha scheme.

Over the years, the scheme has saved countless lives and families from being tormented by hospital bills and unending debts. In the long run, such healthcare schemes will see a surge in implementation, and with this in our stride, India can hope to be a medically developed nation in long run.

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Schemes launched by the state government

The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.