Assam: Ayushman Bharat Benefits Will Be Extended To 58 Lakh People, Says CM Sarma
Additional 10,000 Govt appointments will be made in September. Assam is the first state in the country to undertake such an initiative.
Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that Ayushman Bharat benefits will be extended to 58 lakh people.
He said this while addressing a gathering on the occasion of the 76th Independence celebration.
''Assam is well on course to ensuring universal health insurance. In this regard, Ayushman Bharat benefits will be extended to 58 lakh people.
Additional 10,000 Govt appointments will be made in September. Assam is the first state in the country to undertake such an initiative,'' he tweeted.
In September last year, Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta announced that the people of Assam would get free medical treatment of Rs 5 lakh for free under the Ayushman Bharat scheme.
The Health Minister, therefore, urged everyone to make their Ayushman Bharat card to avail the beneficiaries of this scheme.
The announcement was made by Keshab Mahanta during a press meet where he addressed the media on the Ayushman Bharat scheme.
Notably, as per Mahanta, Assam has 27 lakh beneficiary families under the Ayushman Bharat scheme.
He further added that 13.5 crore people in Assam have availed the services of this scheme.
Health Minister Mahanta also added that not many people in Assam have made the Ayushman Bharat card yet, which is why they are not being able to avail the facilities under this scheme.
He also added that having the Ayushman Bharat card means a deposit of Rs. 5 lakh during health emergencies.
The Health Minister also planned on launching a different campaign called "Aapka Dwar" at PM Modi's call.
Prior to this announcement, the minister taking to his Twitter handle wrote, "Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY, the world's largest health assurance scheme, completes 3 years of service, providing cashless treatment to crores of poor and vulnerable families of the Country."
"Assam is grateful to Adarniya PM Narendra Modi ji for this robust healthcare scheme under which a large section of the people of Assam has benefitted. We are committed to extending the service of PMJAY to all eligible citizens of Assam", he further added.