State Government constituted a permanent State Health Agency (SHA) to carry out all activities with regard to implementation of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana-Karunya Arogya Suraksha Padhathi (ABPMJAY-KASP) in the state. As per order GO.(Ms)No.71/2020/H&FWD dated 24/04/2020 State Health Agency was constituted as a Society under Travancore – cochin Literary Scientific & Charitable societies Act 1955. The area of operation of the Society shall be the whole of the State of Kerala.


The names, designation, address and occupation of the first members of the Governing Body of the society to which the management of its affairs is entrusted are as follows:-

SI.No Name Designation Address
1 Smt.Veena George Hon’ble Minister for Health & Family Welfare (Chairman/Chairperson) Room No. 701, 7th floor, Annex II, Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram
2 Shri. Mohammed Hanish IAS Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department- Member Room No. 603, 6th floor, Annex II, Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram
3 Smt.Mini Antony IAS Principal Secretary, Labour & Skills Department-Member Room No. 619, First floor,
South Block, Secretariat,
4 Smt. Sarada G Muraleedharan IAS Additional Chief Secretary, Local Self Government Department – Member Room No. 264, 2nd Floor,
South Block, Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram
5 Shri. Sanjay M. Kaul IAS Secretary, Finance (Expenditure)Department-Member Room No. 392, 1st Floor
Main Block, Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram
6 Dr. Rathan U. Kelkar IAS Executive Director, State Health Agency- Member Secretary 5th & 8th floor, Artech House,
TC/28/2128, Thycaud,

Shri.Jeevan Babu K IAS

 State Mission Director, National Health Mission-Member General Hospital Jn,
8 Shri. Jafar Malik IAS  Executive Director,  Kudumbashree-Member State Mission Office, 2nd Floor, TRIDA building, Chalakkuzhy Road, Medical College P.O, Trivandrum
9 Dr. Thomas Mathew  Director of Medical Education Thiruvananthapuram-Member Directorate of Medical Education, Medical College P.O, Thiruvananthapuram
10 Dr. Reena K J  Director of Health Services Thiruvananthapuram-Member Directorate of Health Services, General Hospital Junction, Thiruvananthapuram
11   Representative of NHA, Special Invitee-Member


The Society shall have an Executive Committee consisting of the following:-

SI.No Name Designation
1 ACS/Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare Department Chairman
2 Secretary (Expenditure) Finance Department. Member
3 ACS/Principal Secretary/Secretary Local Self Government Department Member
4 Special Officer, KASP Member
5 State Mission Director, National Health Mission Member
6 The Director of Health Services, Thiruvananthapuram Member
7 The Director of Medical Education Thiruvananthapuram Member
8 Executive Director, Kudumbashree Member
9 Executive Director, SHA Convenor


Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of SHA are to undertake and support the implementation of projects/ prograrnmes / schemes for the health care for the poor and their families in the State of Kerala generally and especially to those who are below the poverty line (BPL). In particular, the Objectives are:

To provide health care cover to the BPL and their families under the Karunya Arogya Suraksha Padhathi and also in alliance with Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana to those families including all its members figuring in the Socio -Economic Caste Census (SECC) database under the deprivation criteria specified or any additional categories as may be decided by Government of India from time to time under AB-PMJAY and will also include all members deemed eligible by the Government of Kerala on the parameters identified by them.

To provide health care cover to all existing enrolled RSBY beneficiaries.

To provide healthcare cover to all sections of the society under AB-PMJAY -Karunya Arogya Suraksha Padhathi announced by the State Government.

To identify and negotiate with consultants of repute for implementation of any project of the Central Government or the State Government towards minimizing heavy expenditure on medical care and hospitalization of the citizens which is a major insecurity leading to their poverty.

To identify, formulate health benefit packages, implement and support implementation of all projects aimed at the welfare of people in Kerala as decided by the Government of Kerala

To provide technical, financial or other assistance for the formulation of programs meant for health care delivery of the people.

To utilize CSR/Philanthropic funding for specific health issues which are uncovered by Ayushman Bharat -Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (ABPMJAY) Karunya Arogya Suraksha Padhathi (KASP)

To co-ordinate with various Departments and agencies of the Central or State Govemment, Financial institutions, Health Insurance Providers, Health Service Providers, Cooperatives or Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) for implementation of any project meant for the health care cover of the people of the State as decided by the Government of Kerala.