The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday said that Over 5.40 lakh people in state have benefitted from the rapid implementation of central government’s Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY). The numbers are from the period before the second wave of Covid-19.
Through this scheme, the beneficiaries from poor and the vulnerable families were able to get treatment for sever illnesses for up to ₹5 lakh in both government and private hospitals, which they could not get otherwise, said the state government. Out of those benefitted, 4.15 people got treatment at private hospitals while, 1.25 lakh got in government hospitals.
Furthermore, 6.32 crore future beneficiaries of the scheme have likewise been discovered, though golden cards have been made for 1.10 crore destitute individuals, the state government added.
2,646 hospitals have been connected with the scheme as of now, of which 1,544 are private hospitals, as per the official data given by the UP government. The list additionally incorporates a portion of the nation’s leading private hospitals.
The Yogi Adityanath government paid an aggregate of ₹449 crore to the hospitals where the patients from Uttar Pradesh were treated under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.
The PM-JAY, which was launched on September 23, 2018, is the world’s biggest health care insurance/affirmation scheme completely financed by the Center. It gives an aide of ₹5 lakh per family every year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization for public and private enlisted hospitals in the country.
More than 100.7 million (10.74 crore) poor and vulnerable families are eligible for benefits of the scheme.
A month ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a meeting on nationwide Covid relief measures, in which he had announced that children orphaned by the pandemic will be enlisted as beneficiaries under the PM-JAY scheme with a medical insurance aide of ₹5 lakh, the expense of which will be paid from the PM-CARES store till they are 18 years old.