Jagran Josh Logo

Sonia Gandhi Inaugurated Two Health Schemes in Kerala

Sep 30, 2013 10:30 IST

Top Picks :  State Current Affairs , Other States , 2013 Current Affairs , September 2013 Current Affairs

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on 29 September 2013 inaugurated Kerala's two major health schemes Arogya Kiranam and Distribution of free generic medicines in all government hospitals.

Arogya Kiranam which ensures free medical care to all children for all ailments till they attain 18 years is the state's modified version of Central Government Scheme Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), a new national programme under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).
Arogya Kiranam Scheme

Kerala is the first state in the country to introduce Arogya Kiranam. Both APL and BPL family could derive the benefits of these schemes through Government hospitals of Kerala. The schemes will come into effect on 2 October 2013.

Under Arogyakiranam Scheme, the Health Department intends to bring about a convergence of all these child health initiatives, which will be implemented utilising the Central funds which will come to the State under RBSK.

An amount of 21.6 crore rupees has been allocated for the scheme through NRHM. And early intervention centres have been planned in all districts under Arogyakiranam.

Distribution of Free Generic Medicines

Under the scheme to distribute generic drugs free of cost, all government hospitals, up till primary health centres, will provide 820 drugs to patients in out patient clinics.

Committees have been set up at the hospital, district, and State-levels for the implementation of the scheme. Expert committees, including doctors as members, have also been set up at every district to monitor the stocks in the godowns of Kerala Medical Services Corporation Limited.

Is this article important for exams ? Yes106 People Agreed
Post Comment
8 Comment


Yes, these g.k notes are beneficial for competition exam.

Sivasakthi T,

Dear Sir, The current affairs are really very useful to us which includes the quick digest and highlights for easy understanding of the readers. Excellent sir.


It is an useful thing that people have to be aware

shalom john,

i wish that you help me to find out defense service i want to serve my mother land and i completed my MBA+PGDM so please help me out .

Prakash yadav,

acyually i had dream to join indian army bt i have to write 2nd puc supplementary exam so what should i do now


done b.tec in mechanical stream ....now wanna apply for indian navy which brach suits me best?


Dear Sir Pls advise how to apply for my nephew who is 18+ and had just passed 12 from NIOS with English / accountancy as subject.

Rahul solanki,

Sir I m passed by arts subject so can I apply for navy because I wanna go in navy please inform me then I applying

Suggested Colleges

Latest Videos

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • By clicking on Submit button, you agree to our terms of use
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

Newsletter Signup
Follow us on