Arogya Karnataka: Only 471 hospitals empanelled

Only 471 hospitals in the State have empanelled themselves for the State government’s Arogya Karnataka scheme, Health Minister Shivanand S. Patil informed the Legislative Council on Monday. Replying to BJP member Tara Anuradha, the Minister admitted that several hospitals were waiting for the government to revise the rates of various procedures covered under the scheme. So far, only 2.2 lakh people have availed themselves of the Arogya Karnataka cards and the same will be issued to all in the next one month, he said.

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