PMs Jan Arogya Yojana changes lives of disabled in Chandigarh

Y.S.Rana | June 23, 2019 03:09 PM

CHANDIGARH: Hope has replaced despair in their lives. The disabled of yesterday have become enabled today, and, what was a liability on the family has been turned into an asset. Their emotions, numbed by their misery have begun to feel the surge. And more importantly, they are no more on the sidelines of health care. And the agent that has brought about this change in the lives of the poor is Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.

In the review meeting which was held under the chairmanship of Mr Sachin Rana, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh, with the officials of the Implementing Support Agency (ISA) here on Friday revealed that city has achieved more than its target of beneficiaries in a short span of time.

The officials of ISA stated in the meeting that till date 29,668 beneficiaries of 8538 families have been generated against the given target of 23,678 beneficiaries which comprises around one lakh individual beneficiaries. It was also stated that 10 private and five government hospitals have been empanelled under the scheme. Besides, city has 10 operational Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs).

The official further revealed that till now cashless health care services worth Rs 73.90 lakh have been provided to the beneficiaries of Chandigarh through empanelled health care providers. First beneficiary under the scheme was a Ortho patient who was treated at GMCH-32 and enabled him to stand on his feet again.
                     The scheme is cashless and paperless at public hospitals and empanelled private hospitals. It covers medication, hospitalization and post-hospitalization expenses upto Rs five lakh for all secondary care and tertiary care procedures. Around 1400 packages are included in the scheme.     

The Implementing Support Agency has set up Arogya Mitra counters at all secondary level government hospitals for golden record generation and issuance of scheme card to the listed families. The beneficiary families can visit these Mitra Counters to get any information or assistance regarding the Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Besides these stations, the National Health Agency has also authorized Common Service Centre Volunteers to make the services of golden record generation and issuance of PMJAY card available at the door steps of the beneficiaries.  While speaking to the officials, Mr Sachin Rana, ADC, has directed the agency officials to make every possible effort in issuing the scheme card to the eligible left out families.

Ayushman Bharat is a centrally sponsered scheme that was launched nationwide on 23rd September, 2018.The scheme aims at making interventions in primary, secondary and tertiary care systems, covering both preventive and promotive health, to address healthcare holistically

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