Ayushman Bharat Yojna: Govt issues 12.58 cr e-cards under the scheme; authorises 90,49,900 hospitalisations
Ayushman Bharat Yojna: The numbers correspond to a period till 12 March 2020; numbers were revealed before the Rajya Sabha in a written reply by Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare
Ayushman Bharat Yojna: The government has issued over 12.58 cr e-cards under its flagship health scheme Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY), a government release said quoting Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare.
Chaubey has revealed the numbers in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha on Monday.
The numbers correspond to a period till 12 March 2020, the release said. Moreover, the government also authorised 90,49,900 hospital admissions under the scheme during this period, the release said.
The AB-PMJAY is an entitlement-based scheme and no registration or enrolment of beneficiaries is required for availing the benefits under the scheme.
In order to create awareness and facilitate easy availing of benefits, e-cards have been issued to the beneficiaries after verifying their identity under the scheme, the release said.
Out of these, 4.88 Cr cards have been made by states using their own IT systems which include beneficiaries supported under AB PM-JAY in alliance with state schemes, the release said.
The state of Tamil Nadu has been issued the highest number of e-cards (2,47,27,269) followed by Madhya Pradesh (1,41,37,791) and Assam (1,22,79,183), the release said. The number of hospitalisations under the AB-PMJAY scheme done in the three states stands at 1094075, 313484 and 120214 respectively, the release further says.
Under the AB-PMJAY in alliance with the state scheme, 1,18,49,008 beneficiaries in Karnataka have been verified with 635772 hospital admissions authorised as on 12 March 2020, the release said.
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The aim of AB-PMJAY is to bring quality healthcare to more than 50 crore poor and vulnerable Indians across the country. The scheme gives annual healthcare benefits of up to Rs 5 lakh for every entitled family and provides cashless and paperless access to services for the beneficiary at the point of service. The scheme was launched as recommended by the National Health Policy 2017, to achieve the vision of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
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