Manipal University’s offers social scheme to deliver top notch medical care at reasonable rates to a big portion of society. Through the Arogya card plan by K. M. C. Hospital with the encouragement of Deputy Commissioner Dr. T. M. Reju, the first card was handled to Krishna Kulal’s family. Praising the idea of the Arogya card plan, Dr. Reju stated that he was delighted to introduce the card as it will be advantageous to lots of patients mainly to the rustic poor. The Arogya card will be availed by everyone at a membership charge of Rs 250 for a single person and Rs 500 for a family (children below 21). Any person can get membership and receive the investment as grants in only 2-3 usages of the card. Under the plan, an add-on card is also obtainable for parents who have primary card beneath the family card plan for Rs 100, per parent. For renewal card, 10% discount on membership charge is provided. Meetings with any professional or super professionals, any number of times during the year by paying only 50% of the consultation charge is the most appealing benefit plan for out – patients. Around 20% discount on diagnostics and laboratory probes offer significant relief to patients. There is a 10% discount on medicines bought from hospital drugstore with prescriptions. There is a flat 25% discount on the in-patient bill for any number of times during the year and 10% concession on medications bought from the drugstore. Applications for the said plan is obtainable at all networked hospitals under Manipal Health Enterprises and Syndicate Bank divisions in Udupi, Mangalore, Shimoga, Uttara Kannada, Davangere, Chitradurga, Chikmagalur, Kodagu and in North Kerala — Kannur and Kasargod districts in Kerala. A helpline: 0820-2571343 or 99808 54700 in Manipal and 0824 2444590 94482 54700 in Mangalore has also been established to offer up info regarding the plan.