Swasthya Sathi was announced in Cabinet West Bengal 17th February, 2016 The scheme was officially launched by Hon'ble Chief Minister of West Bengal on 30th December 2016.
Basic health cover for secondary and tertiary care up to Rs. 5 lakh per annum per family. Paperless, Cashless, Smart Card based. All pre-existing diseases are covered. There is no cap on the family size and Parents from both the Spouse are included. All dependent physically challenged persons in the family are also covered.
The entire premium is borne by the State Government (WB) and no contribution from the beneficiary.
Ayushman Bharat Yojana
Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (also referred to as Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Scheme or NHPS) is a national public health insurance fund of the Government of India that aims to provide free access to health insurance coverage for low income earners in the country. Roughly, the bottom 50% of the country qualifies for this scheme.
The programme is part of the Indian government's National Health Policy and is means-tested. It was launched in September 2018 by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. That ministry later established the National Health Authority as an organization to administer the program.
It is a centrally sponsored scheme and is jointly funded by both the union government and the states. By offering services to 50 crore (500 million) people it is the world's largest government sponsored healthcare program. The program is a means-tested as its users are people with low income in India.