CS re­views pre­pared­ness for Ayush­man Bharat launch

The Northlines - - STATE - NL COR­RE­SPON­DENT JAMMU TAWI, NOV 08

Chief Sec­re­tary BVR Subrah­manyam to­day called for step­ping up ef­forts at the grass­roots level to com­plete all the re­quired for­mal­i­ties for the for­mal launch of am­bi­tious na­tional flag­ship pro­gramme Ayush­man Bharat-prad­han Mantri Jan Ar­o­gya Yo­jana (AB-PMJAY) in the State on 1st of De­cem­ber 2018.

Tak­ing stock of the pre­pared­ness for for­mal roll-out of AB-PMJAY with all Deputy Com­mis­sion­ers, who are Chair­men of the District Im­ple­men­ta­tion Units (DIUS), through video con­fer­enc­ing here this evening, the Chief Sec­re­tary di­rected for ex­pand­ing the aware­ness cam­paign in their re­spec­tive dis­tricts to get all the ben­e­fi­ciary fam­i­lies en­rolled for the scheme and si­mul­ta­ne­ously mak­ing ar­range­ments for the dis­tri­bu­tion of Golden Cards and Prime Min­is­ter's per­sonal let­ter along with other rel­e­vant ma­te­rial on the scheme to every in­di­vid­ual ben­e­fi­ciary fam­ily.

He di­rected for de­vis­ing a com­pre­hen­sive mech­a­nism for timely de­liv­ery of these doc­u­ments to the ben­e­fi­cia­ries through the des­ig­nated/ reg­is­tered Com­mon Ser­vice Cen­tres/health Cen­tres/asha work­ers, An­gan­wari Work­ers or other avail­able medi­ums and com­plet­ing the whole ex­er­cise of en­roll­ment be­fore the launch of the scheme.

The Chief Sec­re­tary asked the Deputy Com­mis­sion­ers to at­tend to this im­por­tant task on top pri­or­ity, or­ga­niz­ing im­me­di­ate meet­ings with the Chief Med­i­cal Of­fi­cers (Vice Chair­men District Im­ple­men­ta­tion Units) and main­tain­ing close li­ai­son with the State Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer (Mis­sion Di­rec­tor, NHM) for any as­sis­tance with re­gard to the en­rol­ment of ben­e­fi­cia­ries, de­liv­ery of Golden Cards, Prime Min­is­ter's let­ters so that all decks are cleared well be­fore the for­mal launch of scheme.

Prin­ci­pal Sec­re­tary, Health & Med­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion, Atal Dul­loo Mis­sion Di­rec­tor, Na­tional Health Mis­sion, J&K (AB-PMJAY), Bhupin­der Ku­mar, be­sides team of of­fi­cials from Na­tional Health Agency at­tended the meet­ing.

The scheme is aimed at pro­vid­ing health pro­tec­tion cover to poor and vul­ner­a­ble fam­i­lies to re­duce their out-of-pocket ex­pen­di­ture on health­care. The scheme will pro­vide cash­less and paper­less ac­cess to ser­vices for the bene?cia­ries at the point of ser­vice in any em­pan­elled hospi­tals (both in pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tor) across the coun­try.

The in­sur­ance cov­er­age un­der AB-PMJAY will be Rs 5 lakh per fam­ily per an­num. Every fam­ily un­der the So­cio-eco­nomic Caste Cen­sus (SECC) database will be en­ti­tled to claim the bene?ts un­der the scheme with es­ti­mated 613648 fam­i­lies and 31,50,959 in­di­vid­ual ben­e­fi­cia­ries to be cov­ered in J&K. The scheme cov­ers 1350 med­i­cal pack­ages cov­er­ing surgery, med­i­cal and day­care treat­ments in­clud­ing medicines and di­ag­nos­tics. The Ba­jaj Al­lianz Gen­eral In­sur­ance Com­pany is the im­ple­ment­ing com­pany for the scheme in the state.

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