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K'taka govt asks Centre to include aplastic anaemia in PMJAY

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Shivanand S Tuesday met his J P Nadda and urged him to include aplastic anaemia in the PMJAY.

The is rare but a serious blood disorder, in which the bone marrow stops making new blood cells.

The Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) was recently launched by from

In a representation made to the centre, said people suffering from the are required to undergo bone marrow or repeated

"Empathising with the patients, I request your good self to include aplastic anaemia in the list of the Ayushman Bharat scheme," he said.

With increase in such kind of and growing nuclear family, both the centre and state governments should support the patients, he said.

The PMJAY aims to provide a coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family annually, benefiting more than 10.74 crore poor families for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation through a network of empanelled health care providers.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 21:35 IST