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PM Modi to launch AB-PMJAY SEHAT scheme for Jammu and Kashmir today

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT program for residents of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. The scheme will benefit up to 21 lakh eligible people based on the 2011 Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC), officials said. Beneficiaries will obtain Universal Health Care Coverage (UHC) according to the SECC 2011 database, they added.

A senior government official told the ANI news agency that with the launch of AB-PMJAY SEHAT, all residents of Jammu and Kashmir, regardless of their socio-economic status, will be covered by the scheme. “The government is collecting details of beneficiary families that may be missing from the SECC 2011 database. This will ensure that all beneficiaries are registered as soon as possible so that they can take advantage of free health services,” said the official.

According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the scheme would work in convergence with Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY).

“The scheme would operate in safe mode in convergence with Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY),” the statement said, adding that the benefits of the scheme would be transferable to all 24,148 hospitals registered under ABPM-JAY in India.

PM-JAY, the world’s largest fully government-funded health insurance / insurance scheme, provides coverage of Rs 500,000 per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization in public and private paneled hospitals in India . The Rs 500,000 benefit is on a family floating basis, which means that it can be used by one or all members of the family.

Covers medical procedures such as oncology, cardiology, nephrology, etc. and up to three days before the hospitalization and up to 15 days after the hospitalization, the costs of diagnosis and drugs are also included in the plan.

Union Interior Minister Amit Shah and Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Governor Manoj Sinha will participate in the virtual event.

(with contributions from the agency)

Hindustan Times

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