Srinagar, July 31 2021:- As per data released by National Health Authority, Government of India, Jammu & Kashmir figures amongst the top 5 states/UTs with the highest number of Ayushman Cards in the last six months. As per the data, J&K generated 19 Lakh Ayushman Cards in the last six months and is proportional to the total beneficiary base J&K is the best-performing state/UT vis-à-vis Ayushman Card generation in the last six months.
Pertinent to mention here that AB PM-JAY SEHAT was launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on 26th December 2020. Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) SEHAT in convergence with AB PM-JAY aims to provide Universal Health Insurance Coverage of Rs.5.00 lakh per family on a floater basis. AB PM-JAY SEHAT has the same benefits as available under AB-PMJAY. This scheme covers all residents of Jammu and Kashmir including employees/pensioners of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir and their families. Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) SEHAT in convergence with PM-JAY provides cashless access to health care services for the beneficiary at the point of service, that is, the hospital. AB PM-JAY SEHAT in convergence with PM-JAY envisions to help mitigate catastrophic expenditure on medical treatment to all the residents of Jammu & Kashmir. It covers up to 3 days of pre-hospitalization and 15 days of post-hospitalization expenses such as diagnostics and medicines. There is no restriction on the family size, age or gender. All pre-existing conditions are covered from day one. Benefits of the scheme are portable across the country i.e. a beneficiary can visit any of the more than 24000 empanelled public or private hospitals (including 226 hospitals empanelled within Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir) under AB PM-JAY in India to avail cashless treatment. The scheme has been accorded top priority by Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor, who is monitoring the implementation of the scheme closely.
Chief Executive Officer, State Health Agency J&K, Dr Sagar Doifode (IAS) informed that the State Health Agency, besides other initiatives, has started a unique initiative, 'Gaon Gaon Ayushman' which is aimed to provide Ayushman Bharat Cards to the entire population within the shortest period of time. To ensure all eligible beneficiaries are registered under the Ayushman Bharat PMJAY-SEHAT scheme, camps are being set up for on-spot registration of beneficiaries by CSCs where VLEs are stationed for ensuring 100% registration and mobilization at the grass-root level is being done by PRIs involving door to door campaign by ASHA's. The drive is being conducted in coordination with PRI representatives of respective areas.
This being the most prestigious scheme is being monitored by Additional Chief Secretary Health & Medical Education, Shri. Atal Dulloo, on daily basis. ACS H&ME said, “This ambitious health insurance scheme is going to be the game-changer as far as the provision of health-care services is concerned.”