Insurance scheme for poor yet to take off in Arunachal Pradesh

Three years after it was introduced by the Union Government, the Rashtriya Swastha Bima Yojana (RSBY) is yet to be implemented in Arunachal Pradesh, because a memorandum of agreement has not been signed between the State and the insurance company. Read more

Health Insurance: Unnecessary procedures on the rise in government hospitals too: Report

Unnecessary procedures on hapless patients has become a menace not just in private hospitals but is also becoming rampant in government hospitals.

A World Bank report on health insurance commissioned by the health ministry says that new government-sponsored health insurance schemes like the country’s flagship Rashtriya Swastha Bima Yojana (RSBY) has found evidence of unnecessary care. Read more