Under the Kalaignar Kapitu Thittam, the sum insured is Rs.1,00,000/- for the entire family for 4 years. People are eligible to avail cashless medical facilities only in the empanelled hospitals. Various hospitals are empanelled for one or more specialities.
After verification of the income, the families falling below poverty line are issued card and the family holding the Kalaignar Insurance Card can avail the insurance cover and undergo surgery in any of the empanelled Hospital of their choice.
The Government in association with the empanelled Hospitals periodically conducts medical camps to identify the sick patients who require surgical intervention and they are appropriately guided to the Hospitals for further treatment.
Indeed it has been a boon the people below poverty line. Many children born with Congenital Heart Diseases have undergone corrective surgeries through this Scheme.
It is no exaggeration to say that these children have got a new lease of life!
Life line Hospital has the distinction of performing one of the maximum number of surgeries under This Kalaignar Kaapittu Thittam.
An award was presented to Dr. J.S. Rajkumar, by the Cheif Minister Kalaignar Karunanidhi at a function held at Secretariat on 23rd July 2010.