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J&K among top 5 states to have generated highest number of Ayushman Cards

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir was among five top states and Union Territories (UTs) to have generated highest number of Ayushman Cards (ACs) in the last six months.
An official spokesman said Saturday evening that as per the data released by National Health Authority (NHA) Government of India (GoI), the J&K UT figures amongst the top 5 states and UTs with highest number of Ayushman Cards to have been generated in the last six months.
As per the data, J&K generated 19 Lakh Ayushman Cards in the last six months and proportional to the total beneficiary base J&K is the best performing state and UT vis-à-vis Ayushman Card generation in the last six months.
The Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) SEHAT was launched by the Prime Minister on December 26, 2020. The 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 and this scheme covers all residents of Jammu and Kashmir including employees and 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. It envisions helping mitigate catastrophic expenditure on medical treatment to all the residents of Jammu & Kashmir and covers up to 3 days of pre-hospitalization and 15 days 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 and a beneficiary can visit any of the more than 24000 empanelled public or private hospitals (including 226 hospitals empanelled within UT of J&K under AB PM-JAY in India to avail cashless treatment.
The scheme has been accorded top priority by Lieutenant Governor, who is monitoring the implementation of the scheme closely.
Chief Executive Officer, State Health Agency J&K, Dr Sagar Doifode 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 entire population within shortest period of time.
To ensure all eligible beneficiaries are registered under 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 percent registration and mobilization at grass roots 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, Atal Dulloo, on a daily basis.

 

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