We followed up on our analysis of the Aarogyasri scheme spends of Andhra Pradesh by running a similar analysis on the data for Telangana State.
We analyzed the Aarogyasri claims during the period July’14 till July’15 from public data available on http://www.aarogyasri.telangana.gov.in/, to understand how funds are being spent in Telangana.
– Ganesh Voona Analytics consultant @ eKincare.com
Here is the infographic created by our team on the same.
25% of Aarogyasri is spent on cardiac treatments.
It’s no surprise that at Rs.209 Crores cardiac treatment claims are the highest in Telangana.
Higher claims by corporate hospitals at 77%
314 Aarogyasri empaneled private hospitals claimed Rs.654 crores when compared to Rs.200 Crores by 84 government hospitals
While the above mentioned points are similar in trend compared to our analysis of the AP data, we did dig deeper in Telangana data for planning insights.
Districts bearing Tertiary Care burden:
6 districts – Nalgonda, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Khammam, Nizamabad, Adilabad – is witnessing majority of their BPL (Below Poverty Line) population traveling outside of their districts to avail tertiary care services. This is significant because these districts combined, carry 53% of the State’s population.
Hyderabad – Key to Healthcare services in Telangana
Hyderabad as expected supports the highest % of the state’s population for tertiary care. However, the fact that almost 50% of the Aarogyasri beneficiaries are looking to Hyderabad, suggests that a significant investment needs to be made into adding infrastructure in tertiary facilities outside Hyderabad, especially in the districts highlighted above.
As we had seen in our Andhra Pradesh Aarogyasri analysis, the focus continues to be on tertiary care.
So the question remains as to what steps are being taken in disease prevention & disease-management programs?