CM’s Child Heart Protection Plan – under this scheme, which was started in July 2008, more than 1200 children have been treated and successfully operated for heart diseases completely free of cost. The state government has spent around Rs. 13 crore on these operations. Under the plan, four major hospitals of the private sector have been contracted. This includes – Escort, Ramakrishna Care (Raipur), Apollo Bilaspur and Apollo B.S.R (Bhilai).