Ayushman Bharat Yojana: Over 2 crore hospital admissions landmark completed, Now the target is 50 crore
Ayushman Bharat Yojana: Over 2 crore hospital admissions landmark completed, Now the target is 50 crore

New Delhi: PM Modi's Ayushman Bharat Yojana has got a major push with the achievement of more than a 2 crore hospital admissions landmark. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday chaired the event  Aarogya Dhara- 2.0 to mark the completion of 2 Cr treatments under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana.

With the completion of more than 2 crore hospital admissions landmark, treatments worth around Rs 25,000 crore have been provided to date through a growing network of 23,000 public and private impanelled hospitals to patients across 33 States/UTs in the country since the launch of the scheme on 23rd September 2018, said an official statement. Mandaviya also virtually inaugurated Arogya Dhara 2.0 to increase the reach of AB PM JAY programme to the poorest of the poor households in the country and to make the beneficiaries aware of the scheme.

Ayushman Mitra: Another key initiative launched which gives an opportunity to all citizens to contribute to the vision of Ayushman Bharat by helping eligible people to get their Ayushman Cards created and bring them under the ambit of the scheme. This can be done by logging in to https://pmjay.gov.in/. Ayushman-mitrato to create Ayushman Mitra ID which can then be shared with eligible people. While getting Ayushman Cards and while availing treatments under the scheme the Ayushman Mitra ID can be shared by beneficiaries to CSC/empaneled hospital.

Expressing his elation at the success and congratulating every employee who has made the feat possible, the Union Health Minister said, "Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY is an ambitious scheme ensuring quality and affordable healthcare for the poor and underprivileged people. The scheme has empowered all eligible beneficiaries with cashless and paperless healthcare services benefits of upto Rs 5 Lakhs per family per year. Thus, many disadvantaged sections can afford treatment without turning to moneylenders."

Dr RS Sharma, CEO, National Health AuthorityDr RS Sharma, lauded the NHA's robust IT platforms for enabling a simpler, fast, cashless, transparent and paperless entire claim process for beneficiaries to seek financial aid Rs 5 lakh in a time-bound manner anywhere in the country and hoped to soon achieve the government's target of verifying and enrolling over 50 crore beneficiaries under the scheme.

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