Many of these patients come from economically disadvantage backgrounds and are unable to bear the cost of hospital expense in mainland hospital. In order to provide assistance to such patients the Administration decided to lodge its own health Insurance Scheme which shall provide better health care to the persons belonging to the following categories :
1. BPL category settled in the A&N Islands.
2. Government Pensioners settled in the A&N Islands with their dependent family members.
3. Permanent resident of these Islands with family income upto Rupees below 3 lakhs per annum.