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Ayushman Bharat package rates revision on radar

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The contentious issue of package rates of Central government's Ayushman Bharat scheme may be resolved after the election, a of a private hospital chain said here on Friday.

The (IMA) has demanded a "reasonable and fair package rate" in the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), which seeks to provide a cover of Rs 5 lakh per family per year and is likely to benefit more than 10 crore poor families across the country.

"Government is seriously considering on package rates. We are expecting something after the election," of said on the sidelines of a programme organised by The Bengal Chamber.

leader said the rates of Ayushman Bharat is not sustainable for quality and the industry has to compromise on quality at these tariffs.

The AB-PMJAY will help in building a national record database, Mehra said.

Roy said technology continues to reduce healthcare cost if inflation is taken into account.

"The charge of a procedure remains at the same level even after 10 years. It should have been higher by 50-100 per cent," Roy said.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 19:00 IST