About Swasthya Sathi Scheme
In today’s society, the cost of treatment has increased a lot. Many people die without treatment due to a lack of money. For this reason, under the initiative of the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the West Bengal Health and Welfare Committee has launched a new Scheme Called “Swasthya Sathi Prakalpa” to provide medical insurance of Rs 5 lakh per annum to those poor people for their treatment purpose. Under this scheme, it has been promised that “Swasthya Saathi” health cards will be issued to every beneficiary family in the state . This card applies to more than 600 private hospitals including all government hospitals. The government has provided treatment for more than 1900 diseases under this health insurance.
Objective Of This Scheme
The Swasthya Sathi Scheme has several objectives that aim to improve the healthcare facilities and services in West Bengal. The primary objectives of the scheme are:
- To provide completely free medical treatment to all poor people in West Bengal
- Reducing the Mortality Rate in the State
- To ensure the health protection of every poor and helpless family in West Bengal
- To keep the state Healthy
Key Features of the Swasthya Sathi Scheme
- Cashless Treatment: The Scheme provides cashless treatment up to INR 5 lakhs per annum to the beneficiary and his/her family members
- No Age Limit: The Scheme covers all residents of West Bengal without any age restriction No Bar on Family Size: The Scheme covers the beneficiary, his/her spouse, and dependent children without any limit on family size
- No Income Limit: The Scheme is not based on the income of the beneficiary and covers all residents of West Bengal regardless of their income status
- Wide Range of Medical Treatments: The Scheme covers a wide range of medical treatments including major surgeries, critical illnesses, and specified therapies Portability: The beneficiary can avail the Scheme benefits in any impanelled hospital across West Bengal and other states
- Free Annual Health Checkup: The Scheme provides a free annual health checkup for the beneficiaries.
Full Overview Of the Swastha Sathi Scheme
|Name of Scheme||Swasthya Sathi Scheme|
|Launched by||Govt Of West Bengal|
|State Name||West Bengal|
|Implementation Date||30th December 2016( online data)|
|Objectives||Providing financial grants for medical assistance in West Bengal|
|Incentive||Medical allowance grants up to 5 lakhs|
|Beneficiaries||All Swasthya Sathi Card Holder|
|Application Starts||Always Opened For Online /duare sarkar camp|
|Process||Offline Registration/Online Registration|
To be eligible for the Swasthya Sathi Scheme, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
- The applicant should be a permanent resident of West Bengal
- If any member of the applicant’s family is in government service and receives medical allowance, then the family of that person cannot apply for this scheme.
- If he/she is in government service but does not get medical allowance, he/she is eligible to apply for this scheme.
Benefits of The Scheme
The Swasthya Sathi Scheme provides several benefits to eligible individuals, including:
- Basic Health Cover: The scheme provides a basic health cover for secondary and tertiary care up to Rs 5 lakh per annum per beneficiary family. This amount can be extended up to Rs 15 lakh through insurance mode and beyond 5 lakh to 15 lakh through assurance mode.
- Paperless, Cashless, Smart Card Based Service: Swasthya Sathi provides a paperless, cashless, smart card based service. This means that beneficiaries can avail medical facilities without any cash payment, and the smart card captures all the necessary details of the beneficiary and their family members.
- No Cap on Family Size: There is no cap on the size of the family. All married and unmarried people in the family will be included in this facility with their parents, and all dependent physically challenged people in the family are also covered.
- Covers More than 600 Private Hospitals: The Swasthya Sathi health card applies to more than 600 private hospitals including all government hospitals. This ensures that beneficiaries can avail medical facilities in a wide range of hospitals.
- Covers Over 1900 Diseases: The government has provided treatment for more than 1900 diseases under this health insurance. This means that beneficiaries can avail medical facilities for a wide range of diseases and ailments.
- Swathya Sathi Smart card: Online Swathya Sathi Smart card is provided to each family on the day of Enrolment. Smart Card captures the details of the family members, Photographs, biometrics, addresses, Mobile Number, and SECC ID.
To apply for the Swasthya Sathi Scheme, an applicant must provide the following documents:
- Aadhar Card
- Copy of Identity Proof-Like Voter Card, Ration card, etc.
- Permanent legal Residence Proof
- Registration Certificate from Medical Organization.
- And also authorized documents given by State Government.
How To Apply
- Step 1: To register in the Swastha sathi scheme Applicants have to go to the Official Website of Swasthya Sathi Scheme 2021, Click Below
- Step 2: After Clicking, you will be redirected to the Homepage.
- Step 3: if you are using a mobile phone then you have to click at first Three dots (menu) which are listed on the corner
- Step 4:Then you need to click on Apply Online option given in the main menu.
- Step 5: Now a drop-down list also appears below Apply Online tab.
- Step 6: Then choose the fourth option given in the list.
- Step 7:That is Form B For Registration under the Swasthya Sathi SchemeThen a Pdf format form appears on another page of your browser.
- Step 8: After that, you need to fill in the required details. And also documents are attached with the form. In the end,
- Step 9: Go to Your Nearest Health & Family Welfare Office and Submit the form there.
It is also possible to apply for swasthyasathi scheme from duare sarkar camp run in every village.
Verify Your Swasthasathi Card
f you have already applied for the Swasthya Sathi Scheme and received your health card, it is essential to verify your card to ensure that it is valid and up-to-date. Here are the steps to verify your Swasthya Sathi Card:
Step 1: Visit the official website of the Swasthya Sathi Scheme – https://swasthyasathi.gov.in/.
Step 2: Click on the “Verify Your Card” option from the homepage.
Step 3: Enter your Swasthya Sathi Card number, which is a 16-digit number located on the front of your health card.
Step 4: Enter the captcha code as displayed on the screen.
Step 5: Click on the “Submit” button.
Step 6: If your card is valid, you will see a message stating that your Swasthya Sathi Card is active and valid.
Step 7: If your card is not valid, you will receive a message stating that your Swasthya Sathi Card is inactive or invalid. In such a case, you can contact the nearest Health & Family Welfare Office for assistance.
It is recommended that you verify your Swasthya Sathi Card periodically to ensure that it remains valid and active. This will help you to avail the benefits of the scheme whenever required.
- West Bengal Swasthya Sathi Scheme Helpline Number :- 18003455384.
- West Bengal Swasthya Sathi Scheme Whatsapp Helpline Number :-
- West Bengal Department of Health and Family Welfare Helpline Number :-
- 033 23576000.
- 033 23330100.
- West Bengal Department of Health and Family Welfare Fax Number :- 033 23575175.
- Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of West Bengal,
Swasthya Bhawan, G-29, Sector-V,
Salt Lake, Kolkata, 700091.