Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb says, Govt issued 12.59 lakh Ayushman cards so far
Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb  says, Govt issued 12.59 lakh Ayushman cards so far

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Thursday announced that the government has issued 12.59 lakh Ayushman cards thus far and spent Rs 49 crores on the treatment of 1.03 lakh beneficiary patients in the state.

Addressing on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that Approximately 5 lakh identified families that consists of around 20 lakh beneficiaries will be entitled to get the benefits in Tripura under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY). Also, around Rs 5,00,000 per family per year are being provided for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation through a network of Empaneled Health Care Providers (EHCP) with cashless and paperless access to services for the beneficiaries at both public and private hospitals."

The chief minister's announcement came during the inaugural ceremony of an event at Rabindra Bhawan in Agartala to celebrate three years of Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.

While describing the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana scheme, the chief minister said that it is a health insurance scheme fully financed by the government which helps poor and deprived rural families and includes 1354 procedures covering pre and post-hospitalisation, diagnostics, medicines, etc. The representatives of several stakeholders and agencies engaged with the scheme activity in the state were also hailed for their commendable work at the event.

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