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Arogyasri scheme extended to journalists: apply before 27, Jan 09
Hyderabad: At the initiative of the Andhra Pradesh Union of Working Journalists, the Government of Andhra Pradesh agreed to extend the Rajiv Arogyasri Health Insurance Scheme to all working journalists and retired journalists irrespective of their income. Under this scheme, the working/retired journalists and their family members are provided an insurance coverage upto Rs. 2 lakhs each in a year for treatment of diseases identified under Arogyasri-I & II schemes. Presently 940 diseases have been identified in 17 surgical and 12 medical systems.


To be a member of this scheme, the working journalists and retired journalists and their family members have to be enumerated and get the iris photos and other family details as contained in the Declaration Forms for the Pink Ration Cards. A copy of the Declaration Form can be downloaded from APUWJ.ORG site.


Completed Declaration forms may be sent to the APUWJ Office in Deshodharaka Bhawan, Fateh Maidan, Bashirbagh, Hyderabad by 27th of this month. We will submit these forms to the Chief Rationing Officer, Hyderabad city so that he can make arrangements to get the iris photos and sent the same along with Declaration form to the Arogya sri Trust for issuance of Health Cards. Special DPL centers for journalists to enumerate their families and get iris photos will be arranged for the benefit of working/retired journalists. We will intimate you the details of the DPL Centers as soon as the Civil Supplies Department makes the arrangements.


As this Scheme is very beneficial to the journalists community, we request you to kindly inform all the working journalists and retired journalists of your organization so that they can avail this scheme. We shall be grateful  for your co-operation.



                        (D Somasundar)                                               (Y Narender Reddy)

                         President                                                         General Secretary



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