Independence Day 2018: Ayushman Bharat Scheme inaugurated
Independence Day 2018: Ayushman Bharat Scheme inaugurated

On Independence Day, Ayushmann Bharat National Health Security Scheme will be implemented in select districts of 11 states of the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself has announced the implementation of this ambitious plan in the speech by the Red Fort himself. The plan is expected to be fully implemented in September. 

Premium payment centres and state governments will make plans. Every family covered in the scheme will get insurance cover up to Rs 5 lakh annually for treatment. This scheme will benefit 10 crore households and 50 crore people in the country. Under this, 8.03 crore rural and 2.33 crore poor families in urban areas will benefit. 

Punjab, Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi have not yet agreed to implement the scheme. Odisha has refused to join. So far, 22 states have agreed to implement the scheme as 'Trust Model'. The Ministry of Health has started a formal process to list government and private hospitals for insurance under the scheme.

The expenses incurred after the health-related expenses and discharge of the hospital before being admitted are also included in the scheme. All the facilities will be available from the first day of insurance. The allowance will also be given for hospitalization.

These are the key points of Ayushmann Bharat National Health Security Scheme

- In the scheme, poor families living in rural areas will be included in the scheme. 
- The beneficiaries will be selected on an economic basis. 80 per cent has been identified. 
- The number of members in the family is not fixed. Members of every age will be benefited

- There are 1,354 packages in the plan. Nearly all serious diseases will be covered 
- The cashless facility will be available in government and selected private hospitals.

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