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Atal Amrit Abhiyan launched in Majuli

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 April 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

Majuli, April 10: Majuli district administration on Monday formally launched the Atal Amrit Abhiyan, an ambitious health assurance scheme of the Government of Assam in the largest river island of the world.

The administration started enrolling for the Health Assurance Cards based with unique identification number for the beneficiary families of Majuli Development Block on Monday. The Deputy Commissioner of Majuli, Pallav Gopal Jha and the Additiol deputy Commissioner, in charge of the Health Department in the district, Chinmoy th jointly iugurated the first enrolment camp to issue the cards under the Atal Amrit Abhiyan at Pokajhara Miri village under Pokajara GP.

Assistant Commissioner in-charge of the Health Department and in-charge BDO of Majuli Development Block, Dr. Joli Gogoi was also present on the occasion. On the very first day, 149 poor families enrolled for the Health Assurance Card at the camp. The next enrolment camp will be held Dakhin Kamalabari GP on April 12.

Atal Amrit Abhiyan is an ambitious health assurance scheme launched for the benefit of economically poor people of the State by the Government of Assam recently. This smart card-based new health scheme will provide coverage against six critical illnesses up to Rs. 2 lakh per beneficiary family annually. Patients of cancer, kidney ailment, heart surgery, neuro-surgery, neo-tal and burn cases will be covered by the new health assurance scheme. The patients suffering from these six complicated ailments can avail of free treatment up to Rs 2 lakh in any government hospital and any other hospital empanelled under Central Government Health Scheme across India by furnishing the smart card issued under the scheme. Majuli Development Block is among the first seven blocks in Assam that simultaneously started the process on Monday to issue health assurance cards under the new health assurance scheme.

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