PM Modi to lunch health scheme for J&K on Dec 25

Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will Lunch Health Scheme for the public of Jammu and Kashmir on December 25, which is to be run through State Health Agency in convergence with the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna.

The registration of the scheme had already been thrown open since September 21 at subscription fees of Rs 30. The scheme offers health cover of Rs five lakhs per family and is open for all residents of Jammu and Kashmir. Subscribers can avail benefits at 218 public and private hospitals empaneled in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir even as the scheme is portable across the country.

As per the reports, the Prime Minister will make formal launch of scheme on December 25 through a mega online event from New Delhi. The event has been tailored in such a way that thousands of people get involved in it at Jammu, Srinagar, district headquarters and medical blocks.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Chief Secretary, Advisors and top officers will connect with the Prime Minister in launch programme from Jammu. Initial beneficiaries of the scheme will be made to join in the online launch event. Members of Parliament, members of the Municipal institutions will also join the event.

The Jammu and Kashmir Health Scheme, it may be mentioned here, is an extension of the Ayushman Bharat, which covers people in below poverty line category as mentioned in the 2011 census. However, its scope has been widened in its Jammu and Kashmir aspect in the following manners: lakhs of families not covered in 2011 SECC survey will get accommodated, the scheme is universal and is irrespective of income bar, there is just a registration fee with no premium.

Some of the salient features of JKHS include: Free of cost health insurance of Rs. 5 lakhs per year per family to all residents of the UT, presently not covered under AB-PMJAY; All the benefits of AB-PMJAY will be extended to these 14 lakh families including currently serving and retired Government employees of the UT; All employees and pensioners are covered without any co-payment; This scheme will be implemented on insurance mode; The existing IT systems of AB-PMJAY will be leveraged for the implementation of the scheme; Existing Health Benefit Package 2.0 of NHA will be used for the implementation of JKHS. HBP 2.0 comprises of more there are almost 1589 procedures including high end diagnostic procedures like Angiography.


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