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Beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat scheme to receive letter from PM

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Beneficiaries of the Centre's flagship Ayushman Bharat will receive a letter from informing them about its benefits.

Through the Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme, the government aims to provide a coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family annually to more than 10 crore poor households.

The letters will also have the photograph of Modi, said a government

According to the official, the letter from the will mention that the beneficiary families will not have to suffer for getting treatment and that they can avail treatment or get procedures done up to Rs 5 lakh not only in government but also in private facilities.

The government is all set to roll out the scheme on August 15.

So far, 25 states and Union Territories have signed agreements with the for implementing the scheme.

The Centre recently announced packages in its ambitious scheme under which treatment for coronary bypass, and stents among others would be provided at 15-20 per cent cheaper rates than the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS).

Under the 205-page draft model tender document which was shared with the states last month, knee and hip replacements were fixed at Rs 9,000 each, stenting at Rs 40,000, coronary artery grafting at Rs 1.10 lakh, caesarian delivery at Rs 9,000, vertebral with single stent at Rs 50,000 and for at Rs 50,000.

The (NHA), the apex body for implementation of the scheme, has also launched the formal process to empanel public and private hospitals to achieve universal health coverage.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 18:15 IST