Mukhyamantri Amrutam (MA) Vatsalya Yojana Gujarat

By | July 28, 2019

The Government of Gujarat has launched Mukhyamantri Amrutam (MA) Vatsalya Yojana to provide free quality health-care to the poor families in Gujarat. The scheme is primarily meant for the Below Poverty Lines (BPL), Lower Income Group (LIG) and Lower Middle Class (LMC) families in the state. The scheme was originally launched on 4th September 2012 and then upgraded in 2014. Recently in 2017, the LMC is included in the scheme.

Introduction of the Programme: –

For people who are living below poverty line & lower income group, an illness not only represents a permanent threat to their income and earning capacity, but in many cases, it results in the family falling into a trap of debt. When need to get treatment arises for a poor family they often ignore it because of lack of resources, fearing loss of wages or they wait till the last moment when it is too late. Health and poverty are interwoven. These families are pushed into a vicious debt poverty cycle due to excessive expenditures arising out of catastrophic health shocks.

To address this key vulnerability faced by the BPL population in the Gujarat, Mukhyamantri Amrutam “MA” Yojana was launched on 4th September 2012 by Government of Gujarat.

When in the Lower middle-class families, critical illness occurs and when such families are not included in the definition of BPL so they cannot get free treatment, and they are not able to spend money for critical illness. So, based on feedback from various stakeholders, the Scheme was extended to “all the families having an annual income Rs.1.20 lakh or below Rs.1.20 lakh per annum names as Mukhyamantri Amrutam Vatsalya” in August 2014.

In Current Financial Year 2017-18, Income Limit of Rs. 1.20 lakh or below for middle-class families under “MA Vatsalya” Yojana is increased up to Rs. 1.50 lakh per annum.

During the year of 2016, U-win Cardholders are also included under the scheme.

Under the scheme Govt. of Gujarat provides free medical checkup, treatment, surgery along with transportation charges in case of critical illnesses. Poor and marginal families don`t have money for the expensive treatments in such cases the patients die without treatment or the families are pushed to debts. The Mukhyamantri Amrutam (MA) Vatsalya Yojana`s objective is to support such patients and families and helps in saving the lives of the patients and also provides social security to the family.
MA Vatsalya Card is issued to the beneficiaries. The card can be used to get the cashless treatment at the government and selected private hospitals.
What is Mukhyamantri Amrutam (MA) Vatsalya Yojana? A scheme to provide free and quality health-care to the poor and marginal families in Gujarat.
Mukhyamantri Amrutam (MA) Vatsalya Yojana: Helplines / Toll-Free Numbers
Phone: 1800-233-1022 / Email:
Mukhyamantri Amrutam (MA) Vatsalya Yojana: Objectives
  • To provide quality and free medical checkup, treatment, and surgery to the poor patients
  • To save the lives of the patients in poor families
  • To save families from taking loans for health-care
  • To provide social security to the lower-income groups
Mukhyamantri Amrutam (MA) Vatsalya Yojana: Benefits
  • Free medical checkup, treatment, and surgery for 698 defined procedures along with their follow-ups
  • Benefits of  Rs. 5,00,000 for Kidney Transplant, Liver Transplant, Kidney + Pancrease Transplant procedures
  • Rs. 40,000 per one Knee and Hip replacement procedures
  • Cashless treatment
  • Health-care cover of Rs. 3 Lakh per family
  • Paperless claim processing
  • Early claim settlement
Illnesses covered under Mukhyamantri Amrutam (MA) Vatsalya Yojana: Neo-natal (newborn) diseases, Cardiovascular diseases, Neurological diseases, Burns, Poly-Trauma, Cancer (Malignancies), Renal diseases, Knee and Hip Replacement and Kidney, Liver and Kidney + Pancrease Transplantation
Mukhyamantri Amrutam (MA) Vatsalya Yojana: Eligibility / Who can apply?
  • Residents of Gujarat state
  • Below poverty lines families
  • Low-income group families
  • Middle lower-class families
  • Families with income less than Rs. 3 lakh per year
  • In case of families with senior citizens with income less than Rs. 6 lakh per year
  • A compulsory card for availing benefits of Mukhyamantri Amrutam (MA) Vatsalya Yojana
  • It is a QR coded card (Quick Response Coded Card) issued by the government
  • The card is per family of 5 newborns can be 6th member on the same card
  • The card has a photograph of the head of the family, a unique registration number (URN), District name, Taluka name and Village name and the biometric thumb impressions of all the enrolled family
Documents required & How to get MA Vatsalya Card?
  • Income certificate is required to apply for the MA Vatsalya Card
  • Following offices are assigned for providing income certificates to the beneficiaries: District Collector, District Development Officer, Deputy Collector / Assistant Collector, Province Officer, Deputy District Development Officer, Taluka Mamlatdar, Taluka Development Officer, Deputy Mamlatdar
For encouraging Quality services, Hospitals accreditation by NABH / JCI (Joint Commission International)/ ACHS (Australia) or by any other accreditation body approved by International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) is given Quality Incentives of 10% extra package change over and above the package rates.
IEC activities are also carried out. Under this, Mega Heath Camps are conducted in every district in which participation of impaneled hospitals, both private and govt. is necessary. In addition to Mega Health Camps, General Health Camps are also conducted by the impaneled hospitals every month. Radio and Print advertisements are given on local radio channels and newspapers to generate awareness about the scheme in the targeted population. Rs.100 per BPL family is given to ASHA to accompany BPL family for enrollments at their respective Kiosk. Enrollment through Mobile Kiosk, the incentive of Rs. 2/- per registration of “MA” & “MA Vatsalya” family is given to ASHA.
MA website is & Toll-free number is 1800-233-1022.
Scheme Features: –
This is a 100 % State-funded scheme where the fund directly goes to the service providers.  To have healthy competition and not to replace public institutions consciously, it was decided to empanelboth private and public/trust/Grant-In-Aid hospitals to render their services under ‘MA’.
Package rates selected under ‘MA’ are derived from the market through competitive bidding process via e-tendering. Unlike from other states which went by the recommendation by Advisory Committee members in this Scheme.

An Implementation Support Agency has been appointed for claim processing and appointment of Regional Coordinator, District Coordinator & Arogya Mitra.

A dedicated state owned data center and the server is established with a storage capacity of 5 TB to deal with the voluminous data being generated. The IT Support Agency, (n) Code Solutions, is responsible for the development of software, enrollment of beneficiaries, setting up of Taluka kiosks etc.

Achievements: –  Mukhyamantri Amrutam Yojana has been awarded by the prestigious SKOCH Awards for Smart Governance 2014 on 20th September 2014.

Mukhyamantri Amrutam (MA) Yojana has been awarded by the prestigious CSINihilent e-Governance Awards 2013-14 on 13th December 2014.

Mukhyamantri Amrutam (MA) Yojana has been awarded for Best Affordable Healthcare Initiative in Healthcare summit 2016 at Jaipur.

How to take benefits of Mukhyamantri Amrutam (MA) Vatsalya Yojana?
  • Beneficiaries can present the AM Vatsalya card in the hospital to avail free treatment, medicines, follow-up and transportation, etc
Mukhyamantri Amrutam (MA) Vatsalya Yojana: Empaneled Hospitals
Selected private hospitals, government hospitals, and standalone dialysis centers are identified to provide cashless treatment. The list of such network hospitals are:
More Details & References:
  • Mukhyamantri Amrutam (MA) Vatsalya Yojana official website:

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