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AB-PMJAY to be launched in J&K on December 1: B V R Subrahmanyam

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The Centre's national flagship programme Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri (AB-PMJAY) will be launched in on December 1, B V R Subrahmanyam said.

The reviewed the preparedness for formal roll-out of AB-PMJAY with all chairpersons of the District Implementation Units (DIUs), through here Thursday evening, an official said.

Subrahmanyam directed all deputy commissioners to take up awareness campaigns in their respective districts. He said arrangements should be made for distribution of and Prime Minister's personal letter along with other relevant material on the scheme to every individual family.

Subrahmanyam asked for a comprehensive mechanism for timely delivery of these documents to the beneficiaries through the designated and registered common service centres, health centres, ASHA workers, workers or other available media and completing the whole exercise of enrolment before launch of the scheme.

The further asked the deputy commissioners to organise immediate meetings with the chief medical officers (of district implementation units) and maintaining close liaison with the (mission of of NHM) for any assistance with regard to the enrolment of beneficiaries, delivery of Golden Cards, Prime Minister's letters, so that all decks are cleared well before the formal launch of the scheme.

Principal Secretary of Health and Medical Education Atal Dulloo, Mission of National Health Mission, (AB-PMJAY) Bhupinder Kumar, besides team of officials from attended the meeting.

The scheme is aimed at providing health protection cover to poor and vulnerable families to reduce their out-of-pocket expenditure on The scheme will provide for the bene?ciaries at the point of service in any empaneled hospitals both in public and private sectors across the country, the said.

The under AB-PMJAY will be Rs 5 lakh per family per annum. Every family noted in the socio-economic caste census (SECC) database will be entitled to claim the bene?ts under the scheme, with an estimated 6,13,648 families and 31,50,959 individual beneficiaries to be covered in the state, he said.

The scheme covers 1,350 medical packages covering surgery, medical and daycare treatments, including medicines and diagnostics, the said. The is the implementing company for the scheme in the state.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 18:40 IST