Karnataka government has announced to launch a new Vatsalya Scheme 2023 soon. Under this scheme, the state govt. will focus on protection of health of children. In this article, we will tell you about the complete details of Vatsalya Yojana as per announcement made in Karnataka Budget 2023-24.
Karnataka Vatsalya Scheme 2023
Finance Minister has presented Karnataka Budget 2023-24 on 17 February 2023. While presenting the budget, FM said “As a precautionary measure for the protection of child health, ‘Vatsalya’ scheme will be formulated to conduct health check-up of children upto 6 years of age, twice a year in the rural areas. With this, action will be taken to detect the health deficiencies and problems in the children at the initial stages itself and to provide suitable treatment. From this, it will be possible to prevent the probable physical deficiencies in the children. This is a significant step towards building a healthy society”.
Mane Manege Arogya in Karnataka Budget 2023-24
FM mentioned “Health camps will be organized twice in a year in the villages through the local Primary Health Centres for comprehensive health testing of the rural masses under the scheme ‘Mane Manege Arogya 2023-24’. It is aimed to protect the health of the people by detecting
critical diseases at the early stages. Along with this, action will also be taken to deliver medicines to the doorsteps of the people who are suffering from chronic diseases”.
While presenting Karnataka Budget 2023-24, FM also said “It is possible for the patients to completely recover from Cancer by timely treatment, if it is detected in the initial stages itself. In this background, extensive testing and screening camps called ‘Jeevasudhe’ will be organized throughout the State to detect Breast, Oral and Cervical Cancer. The needy will be referred to the tertiary care hospitals for obtaining higher treatment. A grant of Rs. 12 crore will be provided for the purchase of equipment required for detection of cancer. New ‘Nagu Magu’ vehicles will be provided at a cost of Rs. 12.5 crore to provide transport facilities to the neonates and the mothers who have delivered in the taluka hospitals of the State to reach their homes safely”.
Overview of Mukhyamanthri Vatsalya Scheme
|Name of Scheme||Vatsalya Scheme|
|Beneficiary||Children upto 6 years of age|
|Date of Announcement||17 February 2023|
|Who Announced it||Finance Minister, while presenting Karnataka Budget 2023-24|
|Objectives||Protection of child health|
Source / Reference Link: https://finance.karnataka.gov.in/storage/pdf-files/1_BUDGET%20SPEECH(Eng).pdf