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Punjab state health agency to organise special camps to issue E-cards under Ayushman Bharat-Sehat Bima Yojna

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS5 | May 20, 2023 08:32 PM

CHANDIGARH: In order to cover maximum people of Punjab under the health insurance cover as per the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Punjab State Health Agency to organise special camps to issue Ayushman Bharat— Mukh Mantri Sehat Bima Yojana E-Cards to the eligible beneficiaries from May 24, 2023 onwards. This initiative is aimed at imparting quality health services to the people as desired by Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Balbir Singh.

Highlighting the significance of this flagship insurance scheme, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of State Health Agency Babita said that the scheme offers cashless treatment upto Rs 5 lakh per family per year in over 900 government and private empanelled hospitals across the state. The scheme offers access to around 1600 types of treatments, including knee replacements, heart surgeries, cancer treatments etc., she added.

Divulging more details, she said that the premium cost for 16.65 lakh Socio-Economic Caste Census-2011 (SECC-2011) beneficiary families is being shared by the Central Government and State Government in 60:40 ratio, while, remaining 27.38 lakh beneficiary families are fully covered by the State (State Treasury & Departments). As of now, approximately 79 lakh beneficiaries have received e-cards under this scheme, she said.

The CEO appealed to the public to take maximum benefit of these camps and obtain their beneficiary cards to avail free health treatment under the scheme. She also asked beneficiaries to bring their Aadhaar cards and proof of family, along with documents including family declaration form, ration card, labor card, etc.

Meanwhile, the scheme encompasses farmers, small traders, smart ration card holders, registered workers, SECC Data families, and registered journalists.


Special Camp for Small Traders and Registered Journalists at the offices of Deputy Commissioners and SDMs on May 24 & 25

- Special Camps for Ration Card Holder Families will be held at ration depots in Ferozepur district on May 25 & 26.

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