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39,48,496 E-cards issued under PMJAY till Dec. 30, 2018

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New Delhi : Ayushman Bharat is a centrally sponsored programme anchored in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). It is an umbrella of two major health initiatives, namely Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) and Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY).

Delivery of comprehensive primary health care services through Health & Wellness Centres is a critical component of  Ayushman Bharat scheme.  It places people and communities at the center of the health care delivery system making health services responsive, accessible, and equitable.

Nearly 1.5 lakh Sub-Centres and Primary Health Centres would be transformed as Health & Wellness Centres by 2022 to provide comprehensive and quality primary care close to the community while ensuring the principles of equity, affordability, and universality. Till date, 4,503 HWCs have been operationalised in different states.

Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY)- aims to cover over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families (approx. 50 crore beneficiaries) providing coverage up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary hospitalisation. PMJAY was launched on September 23, 2018. After the launch of PMJAY, RSBY and Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme (SCHIS) got subsumed in it.

PMJAY is an entitlement based scheme. This scheme covers poor and vulnerable families based on deprivation and occupational criteria as per SECC (Socio-economic caste census) data. Till December 30, 2018, 16,112 Hospitals were empanelled, 6,81,825 beneficiaries admitted, 39,48,496 E-cards were issued.

PMJAY provides cashless and paperless access to services for the beneficiary at the point of service in any (both public and private) empanelled hospitals across India. All beneficiary families of RSBY and SCHIS are entitled for benefits under PMJAY. Under PMAJY, the States are free to choose the modalities for implementation. They can implement the scheme through insurance company or directly through the Trust/ Society or mixed model. There is no restriction on family size ensuring all members of designated families specifically girl child and senior citizens get coverage.

At National level, National Health Agency (NHA) in the form of Society has been registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, to implement the scheme. NHA is responsible for all operational matter of PMJAY. NHA is functioning from May 11, 2018.

MoU has been signed between National Health Agency, Government of India and 31 States/UTs namely, Uttar Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Island, Lakshadweep, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Jharkhand, Bihar, Puducherry, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Goa, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission Council, as an Apex body, has been set up to provide policy direction to the scheme, according to a PIB release.

 

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