Know about the awareness of RSBY in BPL
Analyze the profile of the beneficiaries
experienced by beneficiaries the and the hospital authorities with respect to
appropriate measures to improve utilization of the scheme by beneficiaries
Background : India is a developing
country with a large populationliving below poverty line. After
independence India has seen a tremendous growth in health infrastructure,
enabling healthcare access to poor people in remote areas. But, not all people
can avail expensive health care. Therefore Government of India launched RSBY.
RSBY has successfully completed its four years, enrolling BPL families and
providing them with RSBY smart card.
Methodology : An empanelled
government district hospital waschosen to conduct the study. The study
was exploratory in nature. The respondents were classifies into Beneficiaries
of the scheme, non-beneficiaries and hospital personnels. Data was collected
Findings : 59
percent BPL respondents were enrolled under thescheme. All respondents
who were not BPL also wanted to get covered under the scheme as the scheme will
entitle them to avail free treatment at government, private hospitals. Half of
who were enrolled under the scheme had to spend money from their own pockets.
Recommendations : The
scheme has not yet started functioning inthe hospitals. The RSBY smart
cards are yet to be activated. In the hospital there was no RSBY helpdesk to
answer the queries of beneficiaries related to scheme. BPL used their yellow
ration card to avail free treatment.
Know about the awareness of RSBY in BPL population .Analyze the profile of the beneficiaries