YESHASVINI CO-OPERATIVE FARMERS HEALTH CARE SCHEME
Healthcare in India has undergone a sea-change in the last decade and today with the launch of Yeshasvini, it has touched the heart of India, the rural India. A small initiative by the State Government of Karnataka, as it may look, but the Yeshasvini Scheme is creating waves among the masses. After all, for an individual who believes in the maxim " Health is Wealth", and has to live by it, there could be no greater gift.
YESHASVINI which is a unique Cooperative Health Care Scheme launched for the first time in the world is meant for farmers who are members of the Cooperative Societies. Its aim is to ensure good health for farmer cooperators of Karnataka.
MISSIONTo bring health care of International Standards within the reach of every cooperative farmer of Karnataka. We are committed to the achievement &maintenance of excellence in health care for the benefit of farmer cooperator.
The backbone of Indian economy is the farming community. And rightly so, it deserves to be treated well. Karnataka has shown the way. Creating a bridge between farmers and their need to live a healthy life, Yeshasvini Scheme has brought quality healthcare to the farmers's doorstep in Karnataka. With a meager sum of Rs. 250 per year, a farmer in Karnataka can now confidently face any complex health related challenge, get top class treatment and have access to expensive medical procedures.
"Yeshasvini Scheme"- a landmark initiative has come as a great boon to the farmers in the State. Launched on 1st June 2003, the scheme has helped the State to revolutionize rural health care and healing and from the year 2014-15 Yeshasvini Scheme has been extended to urban co-operatives.
The Scheme is implemented for the members of Rural and Urban Cooperative Societies and their families. Annual contribution per person for Rural Societies for general category members and their family is Rs. 250/- & for SC/ST members is Rs. 50/- only and remaining amount of Rs. 200/- is subsidized by the Govt. Whereas in Urban Yeshasvini Scheme general category members have to pay annual contribution of Rs. 710/- and SC/ST members have to pay Rs. 110/- the remaining amount of Rs.600/- will be subsidized by the Govt.
Unique Scheme and embodiment of Cooperative Principle of
"One for all and all for one".
Hospitals who fulfill the parameters fixed by the Yeshasvini trust only are recognized as Network Hospitals. 550 Hospitals / Nursing homes have been identified under this Scheme, which includes hospitals and Nursing Homes at city, district, sub-division. Taluk and below taluk levels, and Government Hospitals. For the convenience of people of hyderabad Karnataka are 3 hospitals are recognized in Andrapradesh.
Under this scheme any member of a Rural Cooperative Society and his family members are entitled to enroll as members in addition to this: If a person is member in rural Cooperative Societies like Cooperative Agricultural Credit Societies/Non Agricultural Credit Societies, Agricultural Produces Marketing Cooperative Societies, Horticulture Cooperative Societies, (Agriculture/Horticulture/Dairy produces) Cooperative Sugar Factory, Cooperative Land Development Bank for a minimum period of six months prior to the date of commencement of the scheme every year i.e., 1st June, such member & his family members may avail the benefit of Yeshasvini Scheme by paying the prescribed premium. Apart from this the members (and their family members) of Fisheries Cooperative Societies, Beedi Workers Cooperative Societies and Weavers Cooperative Societies situated in urban and rural areas are also eligible to avail the benefit under this scheme. Other than this, even the members and their families of Self Help Groups and Sthree Shakti Groups situated in rural areas and having transactions with Cooperative Societies/Banks can also avail the benefit of this scheme. For the year 2011-12 further the scheme extends to the rural cooperators and the members of their families who are members of the Cooperative Societies mentioned below:
• Cultural Development Cooperative Societies of Film actors, Stage artists, Folk artists of rural areas in the State.
• Plantation labourers who are members of rural Cooperative Societies and working in coffee estates in a coffee growing districts.
• Representatives of the farmers, elected in State Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees who are the members of rural Cooperative Societies.
• Rural Journalists of the State who are members in Journalists Credit Cooperative Societies (excluding Journalists of Urban areas).
• Multi Purpose Cooperative Societies of nomads and semi nomads, and other multi purpose Cooperative Societies of rural areas.
• Rural Self Help Groups and Sthree Shakti Groups created by District Central Cooperative Banks.
• Trans gender minorities (Mangala mukhis) who are the members of rural Cooperative Societies.
Those who have already enrolled, Yeshasvini cards may be renewed irrespective of the above points.
Family of Yeshasvini beneficiary means member of cooperative society, member’s husband / wife, depended children of members and member's parents (All members of Joint Hindu farmer’s family). If the Sthree Shakti/Self help Groups is a member of any co-operative society / Cooperative Bank and transacted, the benefit of Yeshasvini Scheme has been extended to the said Sthree Shakti/ Self help group members and its family.