Over 15 L eligible to claim benefits under Ayushman Bharat scheme in Hry

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Over 15 L eligible to claim benefits under Ayushman Bharat scheme in Hry

Friday, 11 June 2021 | PNS | Chandigarh

Under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme, 15.50 lakh families including 9,25,014 rural households and 6,26,761 urban households figured in Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 database are entitled to claim benefits in Haryana.

Giving details, an official spokesperson said that 581 hospitals are empanelled in Haryana and health benefits amounting to Rs 263 crore have been availed in the state. Around 1500 treatment packages covering surgery, medical and day care treatment, cost of medicines and diagnosis are included under the scheme. A beneficiary can visit any empanelled public or private hospital in India to avail cashless treatment, he said.

He said that this scheme is a flagship programme of Government of India (G0I) with a vision to achieve the goal of health for all, to provide the health benefits of Rs 5 lakh per year per family to entitled beneficiaries as per SECC 2011 data.

The benefits of the scheme will also be provided additionally to over 4,03,593 non- SECC registered beneficiaries i.e. registered construction workers of HBOCWW Board, he said.

The spokesperson informed that it is with the efforts of empanelled private and public hospitals and CSCs centre in Haryana actively involved in Ayushman Card generation that 2.9 lakh Ayushman cards of eligible beneficiaries have been generated in the state.

He further said that the recent rapid spread of COVID pandemic has caused distress to afflicted people leading to a surge in hospitalization and causing financial burden on the patients.

11,374 COVID patients have availed health benefits amounting to Rs 5 crore under PMJAY in Haryana, he added.

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