Under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), a smart card is issued to the beneficiaries for availing the benefits of the scheme in offline mode.

In the Budget speech of 2018-19, the Government has announced to launch a flagship National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) providing coverage upto Rs. 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary hospitalization. Once NHPS is launched, RSBY will be subsumed in it. The contours of the proposed scheme are yet to be finalized.

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.