Five lakh free treatments provided to JK residents under GoI scheme, says Admin

A file photo of SKIMS Srinagar.

Srinagar: Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT has providing 5 lakh free treatments to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir.

Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT Scheme has become a ray of hope for poor families who couldn’t afford health treatment at prestigious and well known medical institutes of the country, an official spokesman said.

Chief Executive Officer Ayushman Bharat, Ayushi Sudan said that under Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta and Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education, M K Diwedi, State Health Agency JK has provided 5 lakh free treatments under Ayushman Bharat PMJAY Sehat Scheme.

CEO SHA has emphasised on launching IEC activities to create mass awareness among the people so that more and more people get registered for SEHAT scheme and are provided free treatment.

Special drives were launched by SHA to ensure that no one is left without a golden card so that they are entitled to the benefits of the card.

Ayushi Sudan also said that the department will continue to organise special drives till every citizen is covered under this scheme.

Recently a special initiative was launched for women and their families associated with JKRLM to provide them free treatment.

To provide much-needed relief to the people of J&K, the SEHAT Scheme was launched in convergence with AB-PMJAY by Narendra Modi.

Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT Scheme in Jammu and Kashmir provides health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh per family per year to all the residents at empanelled hospitals. The scheme covers up to three days of pre-hospitalization and fifteen days of post-hospitalization expenses including diagnostics and medicines, the official spokesman said.

Under the initiative of ‘Gaon Gaon Ayushman, State Health Agency (SHA) has also started ’ to reach out to even last mile villages which remain cut from the rest of the world due to adverse weather conditions so as to percolate the benefits of the scheme down to every beneficiary.

Notably, to ensure hassle-free registration of all eligible beneficiaries under the scheme, the State Health Agency (SHA) has set up a network of more than 8000 Common Service Centres (CSCs) in Jammu and Kashmir, the spokesman said.

The virtual learning environment (VLE) Centres are also being stationed in villages for ensuring 100% registration and awareness activities at the grassroots level in association with PRIs and ASHA workers.

Recently Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana State Health Agency organised a special week-long drive for J&K Bank Headquarters in Srinagar, Jammu for registration and generation of Golden cards.

The registration drive was also organised by the State Health Agency (SHA) in collaboration with SMC and JMC aimed to bring every sanitation worker of Municipal cooperation under the health care safety net, the spokesman added.


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