SME Times News Bureau | 22 Sep, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Ayushman Bharat –
Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) on Sunday at Ranchi, Jharkhand.
With Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana, the
government is taking healthcare protection to a new aspirational level, said an
official release on Saturday.
This is the "world's largest government funded healthcare
program" targeting more than 50 crore beneficiaries, it claimed.
Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana will
provide a cover of up to Rs. 5
lakhs per family per year, for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization.
Over 10.74 crore vulnerable entitled families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries) will be eligible for these benefits.
PMJAY will provide cashless and paperless access to services for the beneficiary at the
point of service.
PMJAY will help reduce
catastrophic expenditure for hospitalizations, which impoverishes people
and will help mitigate the financial risk arising out of catastrophic health
Entitled families will be able to use the quality health services they need without facing
30 states and UTs have signed the MoU and have started
working on implementation of the mission. Maharashtra has joined on 14th August
2018. MoU has been signed with Tamil Nadu on 11th September 2018.